Ready-Set-Go Home: How At-Home Care Helps Reduce Hospital Readmissions for Seniors in Westerville, OH and Surrounding Areas

Through the Ready-Set-Go Home program, Visiting Angels helps reduces the chances of hospital readmission for seniors in Westerville, Gahanna, Worthington, Columbus and surrounding areas in Ohio by aiding with the transition back home and providing at-home care services to help seniors recover

Research shows that about 20 percent of older adults are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged. At Visiting Angels of Westerville, we are helping local seniors remain at home for as long as possible through our Ready-Set-Go Home program. We have developed a three-prong system for reducing seniors’ readmissions that caters to seniors during their hospital stay, at their home and back at our Westerville office.

How At-Home Care Reduces Hospital Readmissions for Seniors in Westerville and Surrounding Areas

To avoid hospital readmission, we have learned that the best chance of success is adhering to the doctor’s orders. Although, a major injury or illness can leave a senior too weak to accomplish basic tasks, much less remembering which medications to take or how to cater to their wounds. To ensure that their recovery is as productive as possible, many seniors need a helping hand.

Our three-prong approach to reducing hospital readmissions includes:

  1. At the Hospital: Our caregivers will help you through the discharge process and provide valuable information on planning for the day. We also offer a “Ready-Set-Go Home” guide that gives detailed information on questions to ask doctors and nurses, hospital discharges in general, and tips on reducing readmission risks.
  2. At the Client’s Home: One of our Angel companions will provide your loved one with essential at-home care at their home. During this program, we remain focused on the routine and habits of your loved one as they transition from the hospital back home. If we see anything habits that may slow their recovery, we stop those behaviors to ensure your loved one has the best chance of recovering fully.
  3. At the Visiting Angels of Westerville Office: At our offices, we will be working behind the scenes to provide your loved one with the support that they need to thrive. The staff at Visiting Angels of Westerville can provide medication reminders, transportation to appointments, and help you coordinate food and medication deliveries.

From the office to the hospital, our senior care professionals are here to support your loved one at every step of the way. Do you believe your loved one could benefit from professional at-home care during their hospital discharge? Call our Westerville, OH office today at 614-810-8791 to schedule a free in-home consultation.

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