Improving Care Transitions: Engaging Older Patients on the Issue of Preventing Re-Hospitalization
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Improving Care Transitions: Engaging Older Patients on the Issue of Preventing Re-Hospitalization

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Date: April 4, 2013

Time: 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Type: Webinar

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Sponsored by: NCOA and IlluminAge

Each year, thousands of older patients are discharged from the hospital, but later re-admitted. Avoiding preventable re-hospitalizations has become a major cost-savings goal for our health care system.

In pursuit of that goal, Medicare has stopped paying hospitals for additional costs that result when preventable conditions cause patients to end up back in the hospital.

Examine some of the resources and best practices available at the community level for educating and engaging with older patients and their caregivers on the issue of avoiding re-hospitalization.

Speaker: Joanne Lynn, M.D., Director of the Center on Elder Care and Advanced Illness for Altarum Institute

Discover: 

  • The importance of educating and empowering older patients and caregivers as part of efforts to reduce the need for re-hospitalization;
  • The role senior care and aging service professionals can play in providing needed support services and other resources to older persons returning home following a hospital stay;
  • Resources you may find helpful in your community, practice, or organization.

 

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