In the post-acute care industry, providers are reporting record number of outbreaks in skilled nursing and assisted living communities nationwide. Prevention, preparation and outbreak response are necessary steps for providers in light of continued increase of this virus.
When you look the possible issues that result in the transition from acute care to long-term care, lack of communication is a major issue.
With the new penalties for rehospitalizations underway, LeadingAge Chairwoman Audrey Weiner said that providers are working hard to improve the process that moves patients from hospitals to aftercare.
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Basic communication is often overlooked for nursing home managers. Promoting leadership among team members and empowering staff is effective in building teamwork.
So I was reading this article in a publication related to improving patient-centered care. It stressed that essential to delivering that type of care would be physician/patient-centered communication skills.