Transitional Care in Orem Helps Avoid Hospital Readmissions

Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care

Seniors face special challenges when they are discharged from the hospital. Did you know that one of every five seniors is readmitted within 30 days from their discharge? The key challenge responsible for this startling fact is that when seniors leave the hospital, they often leave without a detailed transitional care plan. But, at Visiting Angels® Orem, we can help.

Visiting Angels Orem is dedicated to enriching the lives of seniors and their families. We have created comprehensive transitional care so when seniors go home, they can stay at home. Our transitional care plan is called Ready-Set-Go Home, and it provides professional essential personal care so seniors can regain their strength and recuperate at home.    

How Transitional Care Helps

At Visiting Angels Orem, we have determined the key challenges that may trigger a hospital readmission. Ready-Set-Go Home offers solutions to overcome these challenges:

  • Struggling alone at home.  Recuperating at home alone is difficult, especially for seniors. At Visiting Angels Orem, our professional caregivers provide essential personal transitional care that includes: preparing healthy meals or special diets, light housecleaning, showering and dressing help, monitoring fluids and medications, and running errands.  
  • No hospital discharge plan. A Ready-Set-Go Home professional will partner with your loved one’s medical team to create a detailed transitional care plan using our Discharge Planning Guide.    
  • Ignoring discharge instructions. Our caregivers can help your loved one follow their detailed care plan. We’ll can even drive your loved one to their doctor appointments.
  • Exhaustion. Constant interruptions and hospital chaos make it difficult to rest in the hospital. When seniors return home, our understanding transitional care professionals can help them get the rest they need.
  • New medications. Our transitional care providers can monitor your loved one to make sure prescriptions are taken on schedule.

At Visiting Angels Orem, our transitional care professionals partner with each other, your medical team, and community resources to avoid hospital readmissions. Families in Orem, Provo, American Fork, Lehi, and Springville, UT have found our transitional care strategy to be successful in avoiding hospital readmissions. Here's how we can help:

  1. At the hospital – Partnering with your medical team, transitional care professionals from our Orem office can ensure that your loved one leaves the hospital with a detailed care plan.  
  2. At our Orem office – Our skilled professionals handle the details: arranging deliveries for prescriptions, medical supplies, special equipment, special dietary needs, and groceries so our at home transitional care can focus on your loved one’s recovery. 
  3. At home – A caregiver from our Orem office can provide the essential personal transitional care your loved one needs to avoid hospital readmission.  

If you have a loved one in the hospital or scheduled for a hospital stay, call Visiting Angels Orem today to learn more about transitional care.

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