James Lett

'Minor' issues at the nursing home can cause disastrous care transitions, expert warns

'Minor' issues at the nursing home can cause disastrous care transitions, expert warns

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What may appear to be minor administrative problems in a nursing home - a fax machine locked away at night or no one designated to copy paperwork - can cause major headaches in care transitions, a geriatrician warned in a webinar Thursday. "The most minute things can ruin a good transition," said James Lett II, M.D., a geriatrician and past president of the American Medical Directors Association - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.