How Transitional Care in Woodland Hills Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
The vast majority of seniors would much rather be at home than in the hospital. However, all too often, elderly adults find themselves rehospitalized again and again. In fact, Medicare has reported statistics showing that almost 1 in 5 beneficiaries are readmitted to the hospital a month or less after being discharged. To prevent this from happening to your loved one, consider getting started with the Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care program available through Visiting Angels® Woodland Hills.
Our local care agency understands the many factors that can lead to rehospitalization, and we're here to support your loved one during their recovery journey so they can remain at home for longer. With one of our compassionate caregivers by their side, your loved one can feel optimistic about their discharge and return home, and you can find peace of mind about their circumstances.
What Causes Readmissions in Woodland Hills?
While each patient's situation is unique, with a combination of factors ultimately resulting in the need for a readmission, here are some of the most common issues that lead to the rehospitalization of elderly adults:
- Memory or cognitive concerns. When keeping track of medication schedules, follow-up appointments, and doctors' instructions becomes an issue, seniors' physical condition can deteriorate.
- Loss of full mobility. The inability to comfortably move around the house can cause seniors to skip important steps in the recovery process.
- Feeling weak, tired, or unmotivated. It's not always easy for seniors to find the energy to care for themselves, especially after an exhausting stay in the hospital.
- Absence of in-home care. For those who have no one to turn to for assistance, making a full recovery can be an incredible challenge.
How Our Transitional Care Services Can Help
We strive to address the many factors that lead to rehospitalization and help seniors minimize their risk of returning to the hospital in the near future. Our program starts with in-hospital visits to help families plan for the discharge and gather crucial details about the senior's condition and their physicians' instructions. After they are discharged, we'll have a professional caregiver ready to assist them with their daily routines at home and ensure they never lack the helping hand they need and deserve.
For details about getting started with transitional care in Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Monte Nido, Tarzana, or a neighboring area, contact Visiting Angels Woodlands Hills today and book a free consultation.
Serving Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Tarzana, Topanga Canyon & Hidden Hills, CA
Visiting Angels WOODLAND HILLS, CA21243 Ventura Blvd #122
Woodland Hills, CA 91364