LOS ANGELES, June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Richard Weatherman recently spoke
"Unnecessary hospitalizations can prolong a patient's illness, increase their time away from home and family, expose them to potential harms, and add to their health care costs," added Weatherman.
It is estimated in 2017 that the cost of all causes of adult hospital readmissions are over $40 billion annually, and that 76% ($30.4 billion) of these readmissions are preventable. "The top 6 reasons for patient readmission are that the home environment is not conducive to their new condition, failure to understand medication management, non-adherence to lifestyle recommendations, failure to understand and actively participate in the management of their chronic disease, failure to make follow-up appointments and the absence of in-home support," noted Weatherman. "The solution is a transitional care manager."
The transitional care manager manages the transition, such as intake, planning and coordination; starts by meeting the patient in the hospital, does a thorough intake, collects patient data, i.e diagnosis, care plan, doctor's orders, med list, supplies/equipment needed, contact list, and establishes and coordinates any needed resources.
They also conduct a home safety and aids assessment. They will ensure that the home is ready and equipped for the patient with the necessary modifications completed. They will also check for issues that can be unhealthy, and will remove unnecessary items (food/medications).
"The transitional care manager then brings the patient home, and educates the patient and those helping the patient on their self-directed care," concluded Weatherman. "They will also review the care plan, review the medication plan, and set up the next follow-up appointment."
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