How Transitional Care in Whittier Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Have you considered what kind of care your loved one may need when they move home from the hospital? Transitional care is specifically designed for elderly adults who have spent time in the hospital after an illness or injury and may need help to maintain their well-being at home. At Visiting Angels® Whittier, we have created a specialized transitional care program to support seniors and help them avoid preventable complications and rehospitalizations. Called Ready-Set-Go Home, this program can give family members peace of mind that their loved ones are in safe hands as they get back into the groove of their daily routine.
What Causes Rehospitalizations?
It is quite common for seniors to lose their ability to complete basic tasks following a hospital stay. Many elderly adults feel exhausted and lack motivation during the recovery process. They often need a helping hand and some encouragement to maintain their well-being and continue on the path to regaining their full functionality.
When older individuals do not have access to this kind of support, their inability to follow doctors' orders can have a negative impact on their recovery. As a result, these individuals often experience a decline in their condition and return to the hospital all too soon. In fact, almost 20% of Medicare beneficiaries are rehospitalized within a month of their discharge.
How Transitional Care Helps Seniors in Whittier
Our Ready-Set-Go Home program offers a solution to this problem. We pair seniors with compassionate care providers who can offer professional support with the recovery process.
To lay the foundation for a seamless transition from hospital to home, we begin assisting seniors while they are still hospitalized. After providing them with our Ready-Set-Go Home discharge planning guide, we begin outlining a plan for their care with the input of their family members and health care providers.
When the care recipient is discharged from the hospital and returns home, their care provider can assist with crucial tasks like remembering medication timings, cooking healthy meals, and conducting personal care routines. They will also keep an eye on seniors' overall condition and notify their loved ones if anything seems amiss.
Help your loved one experience the best possible transition from hospital to home. Contact Visiting Angels Whittier today to request more information about our transitional care services in Whittier, Downey, La Habra, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, and throughout the surrounding areas.
Serving Whittier and the Surrounding Areas
Visiting Angels WHITTIER, CA16155 Whittier Blvd
Whittier, CA 90603