From Hospital to Home: Assessing the Transitional Care Needs of Vulnerable Seniors (2009)
This article reveals the results of a qualitative study that assessed the needs of patients and caregivers during the transition from hospital to home, with a focus on ethnic minorities, recent immigrants and older adults with limited English proficiency. The researchers found that "inadequate information and training at discharge were themes that spanned all groups," and that underserved groups reported low levels of social support, lack of linguistically appropriate information and services, and cultural and financial barriers to using long-term care services.
Citation Graham, C.L., Ivey, S.L., & Neuhauser, L. (2009, February). From hospital to home: Assessing the transitional care needs of vulnerable seniors. The Gerontologist 49 (1), 23-33.
Author Carrie L. Graham, Susan L. Ivey, and Linda Neuhauser
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Topic: Care Management/ Coordination/ Transitional Care