How Transitional Care in St. Louis Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Helping a loved one through their hospital discharge can be a challenge, and you may wish you had professional support during this process. Fortunately, you can always turn to the compassionate transitional care providers at Visiting Angels® St. Louis South. To assist seniors and their families from discharge to recovery, we have created a comprehensive program called Ready-Set-Go Home.
The main aim of Ready-Set-Go Home is to prepare seniors for being discharged from the hospital and help them as they recover in the comfort and familiarity of their own home. As we know home is where seniors most want to be, we strive to reduce care recipients' risk of being readmitted to the hospital through our personalized services.
What Causes Hospital Readmissions in St. Louis?
You may not be aware that almost 1 in 5 Medicare beneficiaries who are discharged from the hospital return within a month or less. This statistic can be concerning for families who understand what a toll staying at the hospital can take on their loved ones. In order to prevent an avoidable readmission, it's essential to take a look at the causes of rehospitalization among seniors.
While the causes of hospital readmission in this age group can vary, one important factor is often at play. Seniors who do not have assistance at home are more likely to engage in risky behaviors or be unable to implement their doctors' instructions. Whether this means skipping medication dosages, eating unhealthily, or completing fewer personal care tasks, these behaviors can lead to a deterioration in health and complications that make rehospitalization a must.
How Our Transitional Care Program Helps
Our transitional care program at Visiting Angels St. Louis South revolves around a three-step approach to care to provide comprehensive support for elderly adults while they are still hospitalized and after their homecoming. Here's what you can expect from these three steps:
- We'll assist you and your loved one in the hospital. Our care coordinators offer guidance with the discharge planning process in the hospital setting.
- We'll support your loved one as they ease back into life at home. Our compassionate caregivers deliver personalized care in the comfort of seniors' homes.
- We'll track your loved one's progress from our office. Our office staff keep up with seniors' recovery and assist with facilitating care.
Set up a free transitional care consultation in St. Louis, Affton, Arnold, Fenton, Sappington, Lemay, or a community in the vicinity today. Just call Visiting Angels St. Louis South to get started.
Serving Southern St. Louis and Northeast Jefferson Counties, MO
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St Louis, MO 63123