How Transitional Care in Worcester Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
When it comes to reducing hospital readmissions for the elderly, transitional care is key. At Visiting Angels® Worcester, we have created a specialized home care program designed for seniors who are going through a hospital discharge. This Ready-Set-Go Home program includes essential support in preparing for the discharge as well as assistance with basic activities throughout the senior's recovery. Our ultimate aim with these services is to help elderly adults avoid rehospitalizaiton and enjoy their golden years in the comfort of home.
What Causes Hospital Readmissions for Seniors in Worcester?
With nearly one in five Medicare patients being rehospitalized within a few weeks to a month after their discharge, it is quite apparent that hospital readmissions are all too common among the elderly. As rehospitalizaton can reduce the chances that a senior will regain their previous levels of independence and functionality, it's critical that every possible step be taken to help them avoid complications and minimize the risk of a hospital readmission.
Typically, seniors feel tired and weak when they return home from the hospital. Rather than feeling ready to get back into the groove of daily life, they usually require assistance with the transition from hospital to home. Without this kind of support, seniors may find they are unable to take care of basic tasks like showering, cooking healthy meals, and tidying up their home. Even more crucially, they may have difficulty following through with their doctors' instructions, which can eventually result in complications and rehospitalization.
How Visiting Angels Worcester Helps
Our transitional care program supports both seniors and their families prior to the discharge and during the recovery process. First, we meet with clients at the hospital to provide them with our Ready-Set-Go Home planning guide and lay the groundwork for a comprehensive home care plan. We then match the senior with a care professional from our team who will deliver in-home support throughout the recovery process. Behind the scenes, the capable staff at our local office will work to facilitate care schedules, medication or equipment deliveries, and important reminders.
This three-prong approach to care offers a step-by-step plan to a successful recovery and, ultimately, the ability for seniors to spend their golden years where they most want to be.
Call Visiting Angels Worcester today to get started with a free transitional care consultation. Our Ready-Set-Go Home program is available for elderly adults in Worcester, Auburn, Grafton, Holden, Millbury, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough, West Boylston, Westborough, and other communities in the area.
Serving Worcester, Shrewsbury and Eastern Worcester County, Massachusetts
Visiting Angels WORCESTER, MA255 Park Ave #705
Worcester, MA 01609