How Transitional Care in Union Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
One in five Medicare beneficiaries who are discharged from the hospital are rehospitalized within 30 days. To help minimize your loved one's chances of experiencing a hospital readmission, look to our transitional care services. At Visiting Angels® Union, we provide the comprehensive care elderly adults require following a hospital stay. Our compassionate caregivers offer assistance with a wide range of activities and can support seniors throughout every step of the transition from hospital to home.
What Causes Hospital Readmissions?
There are a range of factors responsible for rehospitalizations, but one commonality among a large proportion of readmitted seniors is that they had trouble managing their well-being after their return home. Many older adults experience a decline after being hospitalized, leading to a lack of energy, coordination, and motivation. This can make it difficult for them to complete basic activities that are essential to their recovery, including bathing and grooming routines, meal planning and preparation, keeping up with medication schedules, and attending follow-up appointments.
How Transitional Care Can Help Seniors in Union
We offer multiple layers of support as part of our Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care program. This program starts with assistance at the hospital, which helps lay the foundation for a smooth recovery. We provide families with our custom discharge planning guide to help them prepare for the transition and navigate important conversations with the senior's health care providers. We also work closely with families to identify areas in which the care recipients will require extra support. Then, we help coordinate a care plan that will ensure they always have a helping hand.
Upon their return home, care recipients can refer back to their Ready-Set-Go Home discharge planning guide for crucial information and essential instructions from their physicians. Our caregivers will work to assist the senior with basic tasks ranging from help around the house to mobility support and walking assistance. Additionally, our caregivers act as compassionate caregivers throughout the care process, bringing joy, warmth, and optimism to the senior's life during what may be a particularly difficult life chapter.
Could our transitional care program be the right fit for your loved one? To learn more about Ready-Set-Go Home, reach out to Visiting Angels Union and book a free senior care consultation in Union, Berkeley Heights, Kenilworth, Livingston, Mountainside, New Providence, Maplewood, Roselle Park, Springfield, Summit, or a nearby town.
Serving Communities of Union, Summit and Livingston, NJ
Visiting Angels UNION, NJ485 Morris Ave #201
Springfield, NJ 07081
Fax: 908-497-7016 (office)