How Transitional Care in Johnson City Reduces Hospital Readmissions

Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care in Johnson City

Being hospitalized for an injury or illness is a trying experience for anyone. Unfortunately, many seniors still face significant challenges when they return home.  At Visiting Angels┬« Tri-Cities, we offer transitional care through our Ready-Set-Go Home program to help seniors in Johnson City recover after a hospital stay and reduce their risk of readmission. 

Why Transitional Care in Johnson City Is Essential for Local Seniors

If someone you love has been hospitalized for a serious injury or medical condition, they may not have the strength, mobility, or cognitive awareness to perform basic tasks on their own. This can make it difficult if not impossible to care for themselves and follow discharge instructions regarding diet and rest, medications, and follow-up appointments. In fact, the primary cause of hospital readmission is not following their doctor's orders.

Transitional care can provide the external support that seniors in Johnson City need to keep up with their post-hospital care and generally feel safer and more secure in the weeks following a hospital stay.

Our Three-Prong Approach to Transitional Care in Johnson City

With our transitional care program at Visiting Angels Tri-Cities, your loved one will receive support in three ways:

  1. Care in the hospital - Our caregivers can be there for your loved one while they're still in the hospital, guiding your relative through the discharge process and consulting with their medical team about discharge instructions and follow-up care. Our care professionals can also advise you on what questions to ask your relative's medical team before they leave the hospital.
  2. Care at home - Once your loved one is back home, one of our caregivers can offer skilled non-medical assistance and oversight to help your loved one stay on track with their recovery. Our caregivers at Visiting Angels Tri-Cities can also keep you informed of your family member's progress and keep an eye out for complications or signs of readmission risk.
  3. Care from our office -  Behind the scenes, our care professionals at Visiting Angels Tri-Cities will be monitoring your loved one's condition from our office. We have specific guidelines to identify high-risk situations, and can coordinate food deliveries, transportation, and medications. 

The first 30 days after leaving the hospital present the highest risk for readmission for seniors in the Johnson City area, but our home care services can provide crucial support within this time.

Our transitional care is available in Johnson City, Bristol, and Kingsport. If you have a loved one who needs this care, contact Visiting Angels Tri-Cities to learn more.

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