How Transitional Care in Tucson Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready, Set, Go Home with Transitional Care
Ready, Set, Go Home is a specialized transitional care program from Visiting Angels® Tucson that includes the comprehensive assistance seniors need before leaving the hospital and after returning home. Our personally tailored services can help elderly adults recover and avoid a repeat hospital visit.
If you have a loved one in the hospital, you may find that you're completely focused on helping them get back home where they most want to be. However, it's crucial to have a plan in place that includes support with any activities your loved one may struggle with after returning home. Getting started with Ready, Set, Go Home can help you put that plan in place and ensure the road is paved for a smooth recovery.
Understanding the Importance of Transitional Care
Seniors are at a particularly high risk of a repeat hospital visit for the first month after being discharged. Numbers from Medicare beneficiaries show that almost 20% of seniors are readmitted to the hospital within this short window of being discharged. Because hospitalizations can be so disruptive and stressful for older adults and their families, it's important to minimize the chance of a repeat visit.
It's not uncommon for an older adult to experience a decline in their functionality after they return home from the hospital. This could stem from interrupted sleep cycles and the side-effects of medication or mobility limitations and symptoms that make day-to-day life at home a challenge. Even the most basic activities can become overwhelming and unsafe in this scenario, which is why seniors are so prone to complications after a hospital stay.
How Visiting Angels Tucson Helps
We help seniors remain safe and comfortable during their at-home recovery through our Ready, Set, Go Home transitional care program. Before seniors leave the hospital, we supply them with our Ready, Set, Go Home discharge guide to help them prepare for both the discharge itself and the crucial period afterwards.
We also build customized at-home care plans covering the different areas in which seniors require support during the days, weeks, and months after their hospital stay. Our transitional care services include help with attending follow-up appointments, remembering medication schedules, meal planning and cooking, personal care routines, and other essential activities.
Request more information about getting started with transitional care in Tucson, Vail, Oro Valley, Marana, Avra Valley, Saddlebrooke, Catalina Foothills, Green Valley, Sahuarita, Sierra Vista, or a nearby town. Call Visiting Angels Tucson today!
Serving the Greater Tucson, Green Valley and Sierra Vista Areas, AZ
Visiting Angels TUCSON, AZ7564 N La Cholla Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85741