Every person that has ever spent a day as an in-patient in a hospital has experienced a care transition. And every person that has stayed in a hospital in the last several years has seen changes in the way in-patient stays and discharges are handled. One in six of Medicare beneficiaries discharge from a hospital were readmitted within thirty days during 2009. More than 1/3 were readmitted within 90 days. In 2009 alone, the cost to taxpayers for unplanned re-admissions was more than $19 billion!
The good news is that these unplanned re-admissions can be drastically reduced by observing some fairly simple guidelines for post-discharge care. Join Sam and Brad as they discuss the details of Griswold Home Care’s approach to Care Transitions, and explore what other organizations are doing to help keep discharged patients safe and healthy in their own homes. This particular session describes in more detail the steps Griswold Home Care is taking to help reduce re-admissions, including specific recommendations for each of the four diagnoses: Myocardial Infarction, Congestive Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
We want to thank Griswold Home Care for sponsoring today’s show. Griswold Home Care has been a preferred provider of high quality, affordable in-home senior care in Atlanta for more than 20 years.