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NCD Pacing Event: Care Transitions

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Thursday, April 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT.

Title: Care Transitions: Exploring the Role of the Community and Caregivers 

In coordination with the April 16, 2019, CMS National Care Transitions Awareness Day, this session will focus on safe and quality transitions in care through the lens of community partnerships and caregiver roles and needs. The benefits of engaging with community partners, as well as ways to support caregivers’ needs, will be explored as a mechanism to ensuring safe care within the community. The session will discuss current work and research, integrating the role of hospitals as a partner

Summary from 4/18 Pacing Event: “Care Transitions: Exploring the Role of the Community and Caregivers.”

In coordination with the CMS first annual National Care Transitions Awareness (NCTA) Day which took place on April 16, 2019, this Pacing Event session focused on safe and quality transitions in care through the lens of community partnerships and caregiver roles and needs. The benefits of engaging with community partners, as well as ways to support the needs of caregivers, was explored as a mechanism to ensuring safe care within the community. The discussion explored current work and research, integrating the role of hospitals as a partner in care transitions, particularly with the goal of reducing hospital readmissions. Links to new research and resources (just released this week) were made available for participants to use in their work.

The guest presenters for this event were:

Joseph Lugo, Aging Program Specialist at the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL), who discussed the ACL’s work and how this work and its findings support care transitions through a community-based lens, as well as shared available resources on care transitions.

Susan Reinhard, RN, PhD, FAAN, Senior Vice President and Director at the AARP Public Policy Institute, and Chief Strategist at the Center to Champion Nursing in America, who discussed AARP’s Home Alone Alliance, including its newest research findings and resources to support family caregivers as patients transition to home.

Helpful resources shared during this session included:

The ACL AGingIntegrated Database (AGID) to examine state profiles and locations for Area Agencies on Aging.

The AARP: Home Alone Revisited: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Care report, released this week at the Aging in America Conference in New Orleans. The report provides a closer look at family caregivers performing medical/nursing tasks, such as managing incontinence, preparing special diets and pain management. Visit the Home Alone AllianceSM website to access more caregiver resources and “how-to” videos, as well as resources for healthcare professionals.

The session was moderated by Bruce Spurlock, MD (NCD).

 

 

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