Transitional Care in Hesperia Helps Avoid Hospital Readmissions

Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care

When your loved one is in the hospital, they want to get home fast, where they can heal and recover. But according to statistics, the rate of readmission is high among seniors. In fact, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report that around one in five Medicare patients are readmitted to the hospital within one month of being discharged. Visiting Angels® Victorville aims to change those odds with our transitional care services for seniors throughout Hesperia, Barstow, Spring Valley Lake, CA and beyond. 

What Causes Readmissions to Occur

There are many reasons why seniors in the Hesperia area are readmitted back to the hospital after an initial stay there. These include:

  • Struggling to manage their condition by themselves at home due to fatigue or weaknesses
  • Not following discharge instructions thoroughly
  • Not taking medications in the right amounts or at the right times
  • Not making it to follow-up appointments, or not accurately adhering to physician instructions
  • Coming home in a weaker state due to poor sleeping and disrupted eating schedules while in the hospital

How Our Transitional Care Services Can Help Hesperia Seniors

At Visiting Angels Victorville, we aim to overcome this high rate of readmission by taking a three-step transitional care approach for our clients throughout Hesperia:

In the hospital. When a client is in the hospital, our transitional care team at Visiting Angels Victorville will visit them when requested. During the visit, we will give them a copy of our "Ready-Set-Go Home" planning guide, which – among other things – provides them with a list of questions to ask during discharge. These include:

  • What symptoms to be on the lookout for and report
  • When to follow-up with their doctor
  • What medications to take
  • What home medical equipment is needed
  • Any special dietary needs to keep in mind

At Visiting Angels Victorville, we can also consult with the hospital discharge planner to ensure the transition to home goes as smooth as possible. 

At home. Our compassionate caregivers can care for your loved one once they're discharged, ensuring they are comfortable, eating well, and have help getting around the house. They can also offer medication and event reminders, as well as transportation and assistance during appointments. If medications or appointments are being missed, caregivers will be in the home and can find out the reason why. That way, we can address those issues and help your loved one get back on track. 

In our office. If your loved one is at a high risk for readmission, our staff back in the office will know it. We use the latest technology to track our transitional care clients in Hesperia, and can also provide the resources to best help them. This includes coordinating medication, grocery, and equipment deliveries, and providing additional medication and appointment reminders.

If you'd like to learn more about these services, please call Visiting Angels Victorville today to set up a free consultation. We provide transitional care services in Hesperia, Victorville, Apple Valley, Lucerne Valley, Oro Grande, Phelan, Pinon Hills, Wrightwood, Adelanto, Barstow, and Spring Valley Lake, as well as the surrounding areas.

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