How Transitional Care in Stratford Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
When a senior is being discharged from the hospital, they may mainly be thinking about how happy they are to be headed home. However, many seniors return to the hospital within only a few weeks of being discharged. Among Medicare beneficiaries, one in five is rehospitalized in four or fewer weeks. Transitional care delivered by the committed care providers at Visiting Angels® Stratford can help minimize seniors' risk of being readmitted to the hospital and promote their ability to age in place long term.
What Causes Readmissions in Stratford?
With so many seniors being rehospitalized on such a frequent basis, it is normal to wonder why readmissions are so prominent for this age group. Avoidable complications are one of the many reasons seniors may need to return to the hospital. In many cases, these complications occur when elderly adults don't have a helping hand at home as they recover. Without external support with following their doctors' instructions, they may fail to maintain their personal well-being and experience a decline in their health.
How Our Transitional Care Program Helps Seniors in Stratford
At our local care agency, we've structured our transitional care program to help seniors throughout the stages of being discharged from the hospital and returning to normal life at home. That's why we call this program Ready-Set-Go Home.
Ready-Set-Go Home includes multiple forms of support to promote the best outcomes for our care recipients and help them avoid being rehospitalized. It all starts with a helping hand and guidance at the hospital. During this pre-discharge period, we provide essential resources for families and assist with coordinating care.
After the senior has been successfully discharged from the hospital, they will have a dedicated care provider waiting to help with their needs at home. Members of our care team can deliver a wide range of services to ensure elderly adults are able to fully adhere to their physicians' orders. For example, our caregivers can assist with cooking meals, offer medication reminders, accompany seniors to appointments, and help with personal care routines.
During every step of the care process, our local office staff are at the ready to assist with the logistics of delivering care. You'll know your loved one is being fully supported, and you can have peace of mind about their recovery at home.
Take the time to learn how our Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care program can be tailored to meet the needs of your loved one. Call Visiting Angels Stratford for a free consultation in Stratford, Bridgeport, Fairfield Counties, New Haven Counties, or a nearby community.
Serving Fairfield and New Haven Counties
Visiting Angels STRATFORD, CT2505 Main St Bldg 2 #204B
Stratford, CT 06615
Phone: (203) 298-9700