Transitional Care

For seniors returning home after a long hospital stay, oftentimes they might need extra help and care during the first few weeks to make a full recovery.

Transitional care is specifically tailored to help our clients avoid preventable hospital readmission. Our caregivers can serve as a reminder to take medication on time, assist with daily tasks, and provide an overall helping hand. Transitional care with 1776 may what your loved one needs to avoid unnecessary hospital readmission. We can help.

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The Risks Behind Hospital Readmission

While anybody who is discharged from the hospital needs some kind of aftercare assistance to avoid rehospitalization, the demand for seniors is much greater. In fact, nearly 1 in 5 Medicare patients were discharged from a hospital are readmitted within 30 days. Why?

Oftentimes, seniors can make mistakes such as:

  • Doing too much, too soon on their own
  • Forgetting or neglecting to follow hospital discharge instructions
  • Missing medical appointments or follow-ups
  • Forgetting to take medication on time, or taking the wrong dosage
  • Not reporting changes in their condition or worsening symptoms

During a transition, if poorly managed, can lead to emotional and physical stress for both clients and caregivers. The patient’s preferences and personal goals may not be passed from one to the next. That’s why we make it our mission to manage all the important parts to avoid preventable hospital readmission.

How 1776’s Transitional Care Works

For those seniors living on their own, recovering from a hospital without assistance can put them at risk. Readmission can slow the healing process and decrease the overall quality of life and independence. Oftentimes families become overwhelmed with the responsibilities associated with additional care from the hospital to home. That’s where transitional care management from 1776 can help. Our transitional care plans include:

  • Visits from the caregiver during the hospital stay for companionship, comfort, and support
  • Daily assistance with tasks that may be otherwise challenging during recovery, such as grooming, bathing, and dressing
  • Rehabilitation, physical therapy, and transportation to and from doctors appointments
  • Meal preparation based on dietary restrictions and guidelines from hospital discharge
  • Medication, fluid, and regular eating reminders
  • Respite to family caregivers
  • Moral support and companionship during recovery

Transitional care from 1776 is available on a part-time, full time, or 24-hour basis, including weekends and holidays. When you choose 1776 as your transitional care provider for your loved one, know that our dedicated caregivers are there with you every step through the process, providing our best guidance and lending a helping hand when necessary.

Interested in learning more about our transitional care plans? Contact us today to get a free in-home consultation and quote for no cost to you.

Local In-Home Care for Your Loved One

1776 Senior Care provides custom-tailored in-home near you. Our service area includes all of DuPage county and the following cities and towns in Illinois. Our local, compassionate caregivers will provide your loved one with the best care possible.