Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Managing the Transition to Post-Acute and Long Term Care | Aging In Action

by John Davy on January 31, 2011

Transitions to long-term care, assisted living, and other supportive living options are often made in difficult conditions, under the financial and time pressure that follows acute care and other crises. A recent article (Kane 2011) in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s “Care of the Aging Patient” series reviews transitional and long-term care options for older adult patients who are transitioning from acute care, and argues that physicians should familiarize themselves with such options and, when possible, be involved in the transition.

The article provides a review of the last two decades of research on transitional (post-acute) care, long-term care, rehabilitation and other assisted living options.
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