How Transitional Care in Tuscaloosa Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
A successful transition from hospital to home is key for the recovery of elderly adults. Most seniors require support with this transition. The Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care program from Visiting Angels® Tuscaloosa is an option for older individuals throughout the local community. This program prepares seniors for a hospital discharge and helps them get back to their normal routine at home, all while promoting their physical, mental, and emotional well-being and improving their chances of making a full recovery.
What Causes Hospital Readmissions in Tuscaloosa?
Because nearly 20% of seniors on Medicare are rehospitalized within 30 days of being discharged, it's clear that a good portion of elderly adults are not getting the support they require upon their return home from the hospital. All too often, seniors realize they feel exhausted, weak, and vulnerable after a hospital stay, which can prevent them from taking care of tasks that are essential to their recovery. For example, when a senior is dealing with mobility limitations following an illness or injury, they may not bathe properly or have the energy to cook healthy meals. This can have a significant effect on their physical condition, leading to complications and an eventual readmission to the hospital.
How Our Transitional Care Program Can Help
We've designed our Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care program to take a multi-pronged approach to care that covers seniors' full range of needs. As part of this program, we first meet up with care recipients and any family members involved with their care at the hospital. Getting started with care well before the discharge takes place gives us the chance to gather essential details about the senior's discharge plan, guide families on having important conversations with physicians, and provide resources that prepare families for the changes ahead.
Next, we turn to in-home care. Having a reliable caregiver at home is essential for elderly adults who may otherwise skip important steps in their recovery. Our capable caregivers can take on a wide range of responsibilities, from reminding seniors to take their medications to assisting with bathing and dressing and preparing healthy meals based on seniors' dietary needs.
Throughout this process, our local office works diligently to facilitate the logistics of care and ensure both families and caregivers have the support they require during this important time.
Getting started with transitional care is simple. Contact our local care agency today for a free consultation in Tuscaloosa, Bessemer, Fayette, Hueytown, Northport, or a neighboring area.
Serving Tuscaloosa, Northport & the Surrounding Counties
Visiting Angels TUSCALOOSA, AL525 Energy Center Blvd Suite 1602
Northport, AL 35473