Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Ready-Set-Go Home care, also commonly known as transitional care, from Visiting Angels® offers support to elderly and disabled adults following an in-patient hospital stay. If you have a loved one who is currently an in-patient or who is planning a hospital stay, we can provide care to decrease your family member's risk of re-admission.
Transitional in-home care is especially helpful for seniors during the first month after discharge, when the risk of readmission is highest. Our three-prong approach starts by visiting your loved one in the hospital to help with a smooth hospital discharge plan. Next, we can help prepare your loved one's home for their return and provide assistance once they are home. Behind the scenes, our office can help coordinate medication, equipment, and food deliveries.
Common Causes of Hospital Readmission
There are countless reasons why seniors and disabled adults run a higher risk of being readmitted to the hospital during the first 30 days after discharge. The most common cause is an inability to follow the doctor's exact discharge instructions. If a senior does not have available support once they return home, they are more likely to end up back in the hospital. Our in-home care services provide the helping hand your loved one needs and peace of mind for the family.
Some other common causes of hospital readmission include:
- Taking medications incorrectly or missing doses
- General inability to follow discharge instructions
- Missing physical therapy or other follow-up appointments
- Difficulty managing a new diagnosis at home
- Inability to follow a doctor prescribed meal plan
- Falls due to limited mobility or medication effects
How We Can Help
Visiting Angels provides customized care to meet the needs of seniors who are recently returning, or soon to return, home from hospital stay. Our non-medical aid assists with daily tasks so your loved one can continue their recovery.
Some of the transitional care services frequently provided by our caregivers include:
- Fall prevention and walking assistance
- Transportation to appointments
- Planning and preparation of healthy meals
- Medication monitoring and reminders
- Joyful companionship and conversation
- Bathroom and dressing assistance
- Vacuuming and other light housekeeping
If your elderly or disabled family member is facing an inpatient hospital stay, call Visiting Angels at 952-935-0789 today and ask how our transitional care services can help. We can schedule a free consultation to help you get started and answer any questions you may have. Also, be sure to visit our FAQ page for answers to common questions related to in-home care services.
Serving Minneapolis, St Louis Park, Golden Valley, Richfield and the West Metro
Visiting Angels ST LOUIS PARK, MN5000 W 36th St #130
St Louis Park, MN 55416