How Transitional Care in Tacoma Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Seniors can successfully return home after a hospital stay with our Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care program. Available through Visiting Angels® Tacoma, this program has been specially designed to help seniors reduce their risk of a hospital readmission. When seniors are given the support they need to recover after a serious illness or injury, they can maintain their independence and continue enjoying life at home.
Why is Transitional Care Important?
Hospitalizations can be incredibly stressful for elderly adults and concerning for their family members. Unfortunately, the statistics for rehospitalizations among this age group are quite high. One in five seniors on Medicare are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged. As a result, they must undergo the stress of hospitalization all over again.
Transitional care helps prevent this cycle by giving seniors in Tacoma dedicated support that helps them avoid preventable readmissions. In many cases, this boils down to ensuring elderly adults have a helping hand with following their doctors’ advice. Our providers can remind care recipients to take medications, prepare nutritious meals for them, assist them with personal care routines, and monitor their overall well-being.
How Visiting Angels Tacoma Helps
We lay the foundation for a smooth recovery by beginning the process of transitional care at the hospital. Before seniors are discharged, we meet with them and the family members involved in their care to discuss the upcoming transition and help them prepare. We provide each care recipient with a comprehensive Ready-Set-Go Home discharge planning guide to outline questions they should ask their physicians and fill them in on risks they may need to manage.
After seniors are discharged from the hospital, our caregivers jump into action to start providing their in-home care. Our services are personally tailored for each care recipient and generally include a helping hand with daily routines as well as direct physical assistance with activities that are still challenging for the senior to complete alone.
Throughout this process, we work behind the scenes at our local care agency to promote the recovery of our care recipients. Utilizing innovative tools to identify high-risk clients, facilitate reminders, and coordinate care, we help make sure the elderly adults under our care have a positive experience as they transition from hospital to home.
Could your loved one benefit from transitional care? Call Visiting Angels Tacoma today to learn more with a free consultation in Tacoma, Edgewood, Fife, Fircrest, Milton, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Parkland, Puyallup, University Place, or a nearby town.
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Tacoma, WA 98405