Next Step in Care: Family Caregivers and Health Care Professionals Working Together

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Next Step in Care: Family Caregivers and Health Care Professionals Working Together

Description

Next Step in Care: Family Caregivers and Health Care Professionals Working Together is a campaign that provides information and advice to help family caregivers and health care providers plan safe and smooth transitions for patients when patients move from one care setting to another. Resources are available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Topics covered include:

  • For family caregivers
    • Guides for all caregivers
    • Hospital stay and discharge planning options
    • Rehabilitation
    • Home care
  • For health care providers
    • HIPAA–provider’s guide
    • Assessing family caregivers’ needs–provider’s guide
    • Medication management–provider’s guide
  • Quality improvement surveys
    • Why are surveys important for quality improvement?
    • How to use the surveys
    • Hospital surveys
    • Nursing home surveys
    • Home care agency surveys

Developer:

United Hospital Fund

Funding Sources:

Aetna Foundation; Eisner Pediatric and Family Medical Center; United Hospital Fund; Altman Foundation; The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation; Baisley Powell Elebash Fund; Eisenberg Family Trust; The Bloomingdales' Fund of the Macy's Foundation; The New York Community Trust

History

Release Date: 2008
Original Summary: January 2010
Last Updated: 02/03/10

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