How Transitional Care in Washington PA Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Will your loved one require help at home after their hospital stay? Transitional care is a form of senior care specifically designed for those who are being discharged from the hospital and need a helping hand during recovery. At Visiting Angels® Washington PA, our Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care program offers the wide range of services many elderly adults require to limit their chances of enduring complications that could lead to a hospital readmission.
What Causes Hospital Readmissions in Washington PA?
Unfortunately, it's quite common for seniors to be rehospitalized not long after their initial discharge. It has even been reported that almost 20% of Medicare beneficiaries are admitted to the hospital only 30 days after leaving. This disruption of the recovery process can be stressful for seniors and their family members and lead to a loss of independence and functionality that can be detrimental to seniors' quality of life.
Many elderly adults find themselves in this cycle of rehospitalization because they lack a helping hand while recovering at home. Without access to support, they may struggle to look after their own well-being or follow their doctors' instructions. The result is often a deterioration in their physical state that quickly leads to complications.
How Transitional Care Can Help
With transitional care from Visiting Angels Washington PA, seniors don't have to worry about their inability to complete basic routines upon their return home. Instead, they'll have a patient caregiver waiting to assist them with any challenges they may face. Our care providers frequently help out with personal care tasks such as bathing and grooming, homemaking activities like cooking and cleaning, and following through on doctors' orders to drink fluids regularly and take medication according to schedule.
To help your loved one prepare for the transition from the hospital back to life at home, we'll begin caring for them before they undergo the discharge process. During visits to the hospital, we'll discuss their needs and expectations and lay out a plan for their care that includes individualized support in the areas in which they are likely to need the most help. We'll also give you our specialized discharge planning guide, which your family can use to navigate important conversations with your loved one's physicians.
Don't hesitate to request more information about how our transitional care services can help your loved one. Call Visiting Angels Washington PA today for a free consultation in Washington PA, Bridgeville, Canonsburg, Carnegie, Coraopolis, Mc Kees Rocks, Moon Township, Cuddy, or a community in the surrounding areas.
Serving Washington and Southwestern Allegheny Counties
Visiting Angels WASHINGTON, PA2000 Park Place Drive, #104
Washington, PA 15301