Communication vital to rehospitalization reduction, top provider says
Keeping the flow of information open and engaged during the change is a key component, Weiner told McKnight's Senior Editor Elizabeth Newman in an on-camera interview.
“Providers are doing a number of things,” Weiner explained at LeadingAge's recent annual meeting. “They're partnering with hospitals to look at transitions. … In terms of assuring that there's continuity of care, that the lab tests are communicated, that there's one clinical pathway that's based on best practices.”
Non-clinical professionals are also a key cog when it comes to transitional care.
It's important that “the families, who are the caregivers, understand what the expectations of them are [so that] when [residents] go home, they're going home again with the transitions covered.”
For a full transcript of the Weiner interview, click here.