How Transitional Care in O'Fallon Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Through our Ready-Set-Go Home program, older individuals can experience personally tailored care while they are in the hospital, during their transition home, and as they recover from their illness or injury. This type of care, known as transitional care, is essential for helping older adults in the O'Fallon area avoid a cycle of rehospitalizations that can negatively affect their independence.
At Visiting Angels® O'Fallon, our understanding is that seniors want to live at home for as long as possible. When they are in and out of the hospital, it can be difficult for them to enjoy the benefits of aging in place. We've designed Ready-Set-Go Home to support seniors with the transition from being in the hospital to living at home, reducing their risk of rehospitalization in the process.
What Causes Hospital Readmissions?
Seniors have a higher risk of being readmitted to the hospital than younger adults. Nearly one in five seniors on Medicare return to the hospital within only thirty days of their initial departure. While this risk can be reduced by following doctors' directives to the letter, many elderly adults find they are unable to perform basic tasks after a hospital stay.
For this reason, outside support can be a huge help during the 30 days following discharge. With assistance from a committed care provider, seniors can more easily adhere to a medication regimen, maintain proper fluid intake, and implement the advice of their physician. A caregiver can also supervise seniors and notify their family members if they are engaging in behaviors that could negatively affect their outcome.
How Transitional Care Helps Seniors in O'Fallon
Using a three-step approach to reducing readmission to the hospital, our Ready-Set-Go Home program includes:
- Guidance at the hospital. We ensure seniors and their loved ones have help planning for the discharge before it takes place.
- Customized care at home. We tailor our services to the challenges seniors face when they return home.
- Help from our local office. Visiting Angels O'Fallon is constantly working behind the scenes to encourage a swift and secure recovery for transitional care recipients.
For more information about how transitional care can help your loved one, contact Visiting Angels O'Fallon today. We can meet with you for a free consultation in O'Fallon, Ballwin, Chesterfield, Union, Troy, Dardenne Prairie, Eureka, Lake Saint Louis, Manchester, Saint Peters, Washington, Wentzville, Wildwood, or throughout the vicinity.
Serving the Communities of St. Charles, western St Louis, Lincoln, Warren & Franklin Counties
Visiting Angels O'FALLON202 Triad Center West
O'Fallon, MO 63366