Transitions - McKnight's Long Term Care News


Managing transition-associated traumas: Making the move to long-term care a success

A move into an eldercare community can be stressful and sometimes traumatic.  One unique phenomenon I observed while working with families during such moves was the collapse of the process in its final stages. All involved lost weeks, sometimes months, and money, but the original need driving the search — finding a residence for the…

Hospital, wheelchair

Nursing homes report key information often missing in hospital transitions

Key patient information often is lost amid care transitions from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. In a nationally representative survey of 471 SNFs examining information-sharing from each of their two highest-volume referring hospitals, the researchers found that key information often is missing during care transitions.…

Ensocare to support Central Logic’s post-acute transition coordination

Central Logic, a healthcare access and orchestration company, has acquired Omaha-based Ensocare, which automates inpatient referrals to post-acute care. Central Logic’s flexible technology currently focuses on referrals and transfers into a health system by uniting all available provider, facility and transportation resources to enable them to operate as one system of care. This approach enables…

Clinical Briefs for Monday, January 27

Aging breast cancer survivors suffer greater decline in physical function … Living near major roads linked to risk of dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and MS … Black nursing home residents don’t have higher rates of inappropriate antipsychotic use … Improving nursing home-to-ER transitions: an analysis by ER docs

Next post in The World According to Dr. El