Preview Guide Feb. 2020 - Page 10

Heading back home?
Meet some of the team that makes it happen.
Aundria Waddington
Wagner Transitional Care - Social Worker
From the first day you arrive in Wagner Transitional Care, a team is
assembled to start working on your transition back home. Social Worker
Aundria Waddington takes recommendations from your care team and
matches them with the best resources for you. For example, Home
Health Care may be recommended – Aundria will review your choices
of agencies and help you choose the best one for your unique set of
circumstances. She’ll help you think through what life back home, still
in recovery, will be like and what additional support would set you up
for the best possible outcome. She’s even available to help facilitate
conversations between you and your family members to help all involved
come up with an achievable plan of success.
Janine McClarren
Wagner Transitional Care - Nurse Navigator
Janine McClarren came to Messiah Lifeways as Nurse Navigator three
years ago after 34 years as an RN in both the hospital and physician’s
office settings. This experience helps her coordinate effectively between
your care team in Wagner Transitional Care, the hospital where you
were initially treated, and the physicians who will continue to monitor
your progress after you leave. As Nurse Navigator, Janine will follow
up with you during your first 30-90 days back home to make sure you are
receiving the care that was recommended for you and that you make it
safely to all necessary follow-up appointments. Her primary goal is to
help your recovery stay on track so that you do not need to return to
the hospital, or to us, in the foreseeable future.
Rebecca Jekel
Messiah Lifeways At Home - Home Care Assistant
Messiah Lifeways At Home may be one of the agencies that steps in to
help after you return home. Many times, an At Home driver will even be
the one to drive you from Wagner Transitional Care to your home and
take you to those follow-up appointments that our Nurse Navigator is
monitoring. Rebecca Jekel, Home Care Assistant, says that one reason
she may be called in for a short period of time is to take the pressure
off homemaking tasks while you regain full mobility. Rebecca could be
asked to help with anything from cooking meals to running errands to
simply checking in regularly to make sure that you’re recovering safely.

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