Monday, March 25, 2013

Person and Family-Centered Care Transitions


How providers handle care transitions in under the microscope.  A person will experience care from different settings and from different professionals; all operating independently and focused on a different aspect of care.  As a result and according to experts, the care emphasis needs to be placed on the older person and his/her family since they remain the constant through-out the entire health episode.  In a recent American Society on Aging (AGS) article, the need for person and family-centered transition care is discussed.  The article identifies and offers highlights on the different transitional care models currently in use like Project BOOST (Better Outcomes for Older Adults) and Project RED (Re-Engineered Discharge).

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