How Transitional Care in St. Cloud Reduces Hospital Readmissions

Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care

Ready-Set-Go Home care, commonly referred to as transitional care, from Visiting Angels® St. Cloud provides non-medical assistance to seniors and disabled adults following an inpatient hospital stay. The first 30 days following discharge can be tough for seniors. Failure to follow the discharge instructions set forth by the hospital can put seniors at an increased risk of repeat hospital visits. This is not only costly, it is extremely disheartening for seniors and their loved ones. Our care can provide the support seniors need to continue on the road to recovery.

Common Causes of Hospital Readmission

There are many reasons why seniors may find themselves being readmitted to the hospital once they have returned home. What it generally comes down to is lack of follow-through with discharge instructions. Seniors who don't have an available support system find it difficult to get to appointments. Additionally, those without help may end up trying to do too much too fast and hinder their recovery. Transitional care from Visiting Angels St. Cloud can provide your loved one with the support they need to avoid repeat trips to the hospital.

Additional causes of hospital readmission may include:

  • Challenges with managing a new diagnosis on your own
  • Taking medications incorrectly or missing doses
  • Lacking support to follow discharge instructions
  • Missing follow-up appointments or therapies
  • Higher fall risk due to medications or limited mobility
  • Not following the doctor's prescribed meal plan

How Visiting Angels St. Cloud can Help

Visiting Angels St. Cloud can help your loved one by providing transitional care after a hospital stay. Our three-prong approach includes help with discharge planning at the hospital, assistance with daily tasks once your loved one is home, and coordination of medication and equipment through our agency. The assistance we provide once your loved one is home can have a big impact on your loved one's well-being. Our agency offers customized aid to meet your family member's specific health and wellness needs.

Some of the transitional care services your loved one may receive from Visiting Angels St. Cloud include:

  • Trips to the bathroom
  • Transferring assistance
  • Fall prevention measures
  • Medication reminders
  • Help following a meal plan
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Bathing and dressing aid
  • Walking assistance
  • Light housekeeping tasks
  • Running errands & shopping
  • Meaningful companionship

Call Visiting Angels St. Cloud today to learn more about our transitional care services.

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