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Care Transitions

James Lett, M.D.

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

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.

Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)

Bill would create ‘advanced aide’ positions in nursing homes to improve transitions, dementia care

Advanced certified nursing assistants — with specialized skills in care transitions, dementia and other areas — could become important staff leaders in long-term care facilities through newly proposed federal legislation. The “Improving Care for Vulnerable Older Citizens through Workforce Advancement Act of 2014” was introduced Thursday by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA).

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