Long-Term Care

Develop a blueprint for discharge planning

PPS Alert for Long-Term Care, March 1, 2010

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“One of the biggest mistakes facilities make with discharge planning is that they do not make sure a resident and his or her home is adequately prepared prior to discharge,” says Frosini Rubertino, RN, CRNAC, C-NE, CDONA/LTC, HCPro Boot Camp instructor and clinical services consultant at LTC Systems, a long-term care clinical consulting firm in Conway, AR. “If the home is not prepared to meet the resident’s needs, the risk of rehospitalization can increase.”

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