“Safe Transitions ”
When patients are admitted to our TRANSITIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM from the hospital, they are usually told they will only need to be at the “Nursing Home” for“5 days” or “Two Weeks”. We know it is difficult for a patient to accept that they cannot go directly home from the hospital, but it is not realistic to tell every patient they need a very few days to recover after an illness severe enough to require a hospital stay. It is very important that we have the ability to “articulate” the rationale for avoiding a “cookie cutter” approach to care and assure the unique needs of each patient and their family are met. At “Your Facility Name” we are experts at providing care and services for patients who have had complications in health status. We have experience which enables us to assess the patient as a team and determine the length of time it will take to get them SAFELY to their next destination. Sometimes this destination is Home, sometimes Assisted Living, and sometimes the patient continues to require the level of care provided only by a Long Term Care Nursing Facility. Our team of professionals will help the patient and their family set and achieve realistic goals and a SAFE TRANSITION to this destination. The goal is to remain at this destination safely and not require a readmission to the hospital.
Here are some key phrases all staff members can say to patient’s and their families to support the appropriate length of stay for each patient’s SAFE TRANSITION. Please note the information provided about “Nursing Rehabilitation Services”, which is a very important component of assuring a patient is maintaining the skill levels achieved after receiving Skilled Physical, Occupational, or Speech Therapy.
THE PATIENT’S DISCHARGE DATE AND DESTINATION WILL BE POSTED IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER IN THEIR ROOM AND CONSENT DOCUMENTED IN THE MEDICAL RECORD. WE APPRECIATE ALL STAFF SUPPORTING THE PATIENT AND THEIR FAMILY BY REINFORCING THE DISCHARGE PLAN AND THE GOAL OF A SAFE TRANSITION.
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