How Transitional Care in West Chester Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Ready-Set-Go Home, the transitional care program from Visiting Angels® West Chester PA, provides elderly adults with the tools they require to successfully transition from a hospital stay back to life at home. Utilizing a three-pronged caregiving approach, our professional care providers work to reduce care recipients' risk of a hospital readmission. As this risk is particularly high among elderly individuals, it's important to provide this age group with customized support prior to and after they are discharged from the hospital.
What Causes Hospital Readmissions in West Chester?
There's no single cause of rehospitalizations in older adults. However, most preventable hospital readmissions could be avoided if seniors had the capacity to follow along with their doctors' instructions. All too often, these individuals feel too tired or worn down to manage their own needs after an injury or illness. This can lead to them eating a poor diet, neglecting their personal care, or skipping medication dosages. Eventually, their health can deteriorate to the point that they need to return to the hospital.
How Transitional Care From Visiting Angels West Chester Helps
By offering multiple levels of care for seniors in their vulnerable state, we can help them get on the road to recovery so they can remain at home rather than ending up back at the hospital.
Our three-step Ready-Set-Go Home program includes:
- Guidance at the hospital. Our team coordinates with families prior to the senior's discharge to establish a plan of services that will accommodate their needs once they return home. We also provide important resources to guide families through important conversations with the senior's health care providers.
- Customized care at home. From helping out with basic chores to offering important reminders and cooking healthy meals, our caregivers can take on a range of responsibilities to support the senior in their recovery. Our caregivers also supervise seniors and monitor their well-being to help prevent complications.
- Help from our local office. The staff at Visiting Angels West Chester PA offers behind-the-scenes assistance. Working with innovative tools, these professionals help identify seniors who could be at risk of rehospitalization.
We've made learning more about transitional care simple. With a quick call to Visiting Angels West Chester PA, you can request a free consultation for your loved one in West Chester, Downingtown, East Fallowfield, Coatesville, Franklin Center, Kennett Square, Valley Township, West Bradford, West Brandywine, or a nearby community.
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Exton, PA 19341