Transitional Care in Springfield MO - Avoid Hospital Readmissions

Anyone who has been a hospital patient or has had a loved one who has spent time in a hospital understands just how much they want to return home. Unfortunately, seniors are more likely to end up readmitted to the hospital, with almost 20% of Medicare patients being readmitted within one month of being discharged from a hospital, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS).

At Visiting Angels, we offer transitional senior care in Springfield Missouri to help elderly adults avoid issues that might lead to a hospital readmission. This helps them continue to age in place while being in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.

Why Choose Transitional Care?

Many different factors can cause a senior to be admitted to the hospital soon after a previous discharge. Some of the most common factors leading to a hospital readmission include the following:

  • Medication is not taken appropriately
  • Discharge directions are not followed or the senior cannot follow them on their own
  • It's challenging to manage an illness at home
  • Eating and sleeping routines were disrupted while in the hospital
  • Follow-up isn't done or isn't sufficient for the senior

Limiting Hospital Readmissions with Transitional Home Care

At Visiting Angels, we work to provide senior care in Springfield Missouri reduce the risk of a hospital readmission. Our transitional care program uses a three-prong approach we’ve created to help them transition back to their own home.

  • Start at the Hospital- Transitional care starts at the hospital. We'll work alongside your loved one's hospital discharge planner to get a better understanding of the home care requirements once they're released. We work with your loved one in Springfield Missouri to provide them with more information about what to expect from transitional care as well as discuss the causes of hospital readmissions with them. We also provide them with our discharge planning guide called "Ready-Set-Go-Home."
  • Transitional Care in the Home- We also offer high-quality transitional care once they’re home. Our expert transitional care providers at Visiting Angels Springfield MO are going to monitor your loved one and provide both assistance and support following their discharge from the hospital. They’ll gain important insight into your loved one’s behavior to make it easier to spot any red flags, such as missed appointments or improper medication management. When these issues are spotted earlier, they can be dealt with promptly.
  • Support Through Our Office- Additional support is provided through our office in Springfield MO. The office staff at Visiting Angels Springfield MO can assist with transitional care by using high-caliber tools to monitor high-risk clients. The office monitors them throughout their transition back to the home. 

Is your loved one in the hospital but getting ready to return home? Could transitional care be the right choice for your loved one? If your loved one is getting ready to be discharged from the hospital, contact Visiting Angels for more information. We can provide you with more information about transitional care and book a free, no-risk care consultation today.

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