How Transitional Care in West Chester Reduces Hospital Readmissions

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Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care

When elderly adults are admitted to the hospital, they often have a long road ahead of them. While the inpatient hospital stay generally makes up the bulk of the treatment, there is usually some recovery that still needs to occur once your loved one returns home. The first 30 days following discharge from the hospital pose the highest risk for readmission. In fact, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service estimate 1 in 5 seniors will be readmitted to the hospital during their first month home. Transitional care from Visiting Angels┬« West Chester OH can help your loved one avoid repeat trips to the hospital and continue on the road to recovery.

Visiting Angels West Chester is skilled at helping seniors continue with their recover at home. Our transitional care is essential personal in nature and allows us the flexibility to cater to individual needs. Our agency has services available at all times, even overnight and on the weekends so your loved one will always have access to the help they need.

Common Causes of Hospital Readmission

Often times, hospital readmission is linked to an inability to follow discharge instructions. It can be difficult for seniors to manage after a hospital stay, particularly when they live alone. As an experienced provider of transitional care, Visiting Angels West Chester is familiar with the various reasons why seniors may not do well after discharge. Some of the reasons may include:

  • Trouble following a doctor prescribed meal plan
  • Forgetting to take medications or incorrect dosing
  • Missing follow-up appointments or therapies
  • Falls due to limited mobility or effects of medication
  • Difficulty managing a new diagnosis
  • Fatigue from disrupted eating and sleeping routines

How Visiting Angels West Chester Helps

Visiting Angels West Chester is able to help seniors avoid the expense of hospital readmission by providing custom transitional care at home. We will build a plan with services geared towards your loved one's unique needs. Some of the ways we frequently assist seniors after a hospital stay include:

  • Planning and preparing dietary conscious meals
  • Transportation to follow-up appointments
  • Help with walking, transferring, and toileting
  • Medication monitoring and reminders
  • Bathing, dressing, and grooming assistance
  • Running errands and grocery shopping
  • Assistance with light housekeeping tasks

If you have a loved one who needs assistance after an inpatient hospital stay, call Visiting Angels West Chester and inquire about our transitional care services.

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