How Transitional Care in Towson Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
When it comes to making a successful recovery after a hospital discharge, transitional care can be a huge help. At Visiting Angels® Towson, we have an entire senior care program dedicated to transitional care. Called Ready-Set-Go Home, this program includes the many forms of support elderly adults and their loved ones typically need before, during, and after the discharge process.
What Causes Hospital Readmissions?
It's not unusual for elderly adults to functionally decline during and directly after hospitalization. They may feel weak, tired, and even lack the motivation to look after their own well-being. Unfortunately, this can lead to them failing to take care of basic tasks that are essential to their recovery. Or, they may lack the mobility and strength to implement advice from their doctors without outside support.
For these reasons, many seniors end up back at the hospital soon after their return home. Up to 20% of seniors on Medicare are rehospitalized within one month of their discharge. This cycle can be costly and exhausting for both elderly adults and their loved ones. In addition, it can hinder seniors' ability to regain their prior functionality and independence.
How Transitional Care From Visiting Angels Towson Helps
We start the process of transitional care early to give seniors the greatest chance of making a successful recovery. Patients can learn what to expect from the upcoming transition through the Ready-Set-Go Home discharge guide that we provide. Additionally, our team will visit with patients and their family caregivers at the hospital to begin creating a plan for post-discharge home care. Having a plan in place is typically a crucial part of recovery, and we'll help give your family peace of mind by working with you to build a customized plan that instills you with confidence.
When your loved one returns home from the hospital, our caregivers can assist them in a variety of ways. Many of our care recipients need mobility support, walking assistance, and help with bathing and grooming. Others require reminders to take prescriptions and drink fluids. Every step of the way, our caregivers will be a shoulder to lean on for both you and your loved one during this sensitive time.
Take the first step to set up transitional care for a loved one in Towson, Baltimore, Cockeysville, Fallston, Jarrettsville, Kingsville, Lutherville, Parkville, Perry Hall, Timonium, or a neighboring town. Contact Visiting Angels Towson today to book a free consultation.
Serving Towson and other Baltimore County, MD Communities
Visiting Angels TOWSON, MD100 West Rd #300
Towson, MD 21204