How Transitional Care in Forty Fort Reduces Hospital Readmissions

Provider of transitional care in Forty Fort with elderly patient

Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care

Visiting Angels® Wilkes-Barre offers experienced transitional care throughout the Forty Fort area to help prevent an all-too-common issue among local seniors: hospital readmissions. Hospital readmissions are a real risk for seniors, particularly within the first 30 days of being released, but with the support of a care team through our Ready-Set-Go Home program, your family member can enjoy better outcomes when they get home. 

What Leads to Hospital Readmissions in the Forty Fort Area

Many hospital readmissions can be linked to the fact that seniors have not followed their doctor's orders upon discharge. However, in many cases elderly patients may not be physically able to follow these instructions without help, particularly if they're recovering from a major injury or medical condition. With the stress and confusion that can follow a serious procedure, they may also lose track of certain details, or they may not know exactly how to follow them once they're home on their own.   

How Our Transitional Care Can Help Your Loved One in Forty Fort Recover

At Visiting Angels Wilkes-Barre, we've developed a three-part Ready-Set-Go Home program specifically to reduce the risk of hospital readmissions for our clients in the Forty Fort area, and we believe this transitional care program can promote your loved one's post-hospital recovery too.

The three parts of our program, which are customized to the exact needs of each client, include: 

  • In-hospital support - Our transitional care begins before your loved one even leaves the hospital in Forty Fort, as this gives our care professional the opportunity to advocate for your loved one and your family, and help you plan for the discharge process as outlined by your doctors.
  • In-home support - Once your family member arrives home, care team will be there to provide essential personal support as they recover, from helping them in and out of bed to assisting with meal preparation and other key tasks. They can also ensure that your loved one successfully follows their discharge instructions, and can provide important insight into how your loved one is healing. Our care professionals can also identify and address any complications that come up as your relative recovers. 
  • In-office support - In addition to the transitional care professionals you meet in person in Forty Fort, your loved one will also benefit from the hard work of our office personnel at Visiting Angels Wilkes-Barre. We support our caregivers by identifying high-risk clients and coordinating helpful services including medication reminders, transport, and essential deliveries.  

Call Visiting Angels Wilkes-Barre today to arrange a free in-home consultation about our transitional care services in Forty Fort and Wilkes-Barre.

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