ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TRANSITIONAL CARE:

Leaving a care setting is not easy, and this transition can be difficult for the patient to manage. Some critical patients cannot live independently; everyone requires individual care. This can include assisted living, medical facilitation, primary care services, home and healthcare, and more. Each individual is different, and every patient requires a different set of care to ensure they live healthy and happy life.

Here are some of the specifications that can determine the coherent factors:

  • Transitional Care is a set of actions designed to ensure the coordination and continuity required by the patients to ensure that they are transferring safely and sound. Care is mainly given by caretakers to patients during the journey and afterward, which is why coordination is essential. Quality care is rather critical, which offers the patients all the motivation to live a better life.
  • No matter how young or old, a patient can require a broad range of services. It can range from various providers, services, and settings. There can be multiple transition points, and it occurs when information about responsibility or accountability is risked. There are two broad categories of change, and it is given as:
  • Among members of one care team (receptionist, nurse, physician)

  • Between patient care teams
  • Across settings (primary care, specialty care, inpatient, emergency department)
  • Between healthcare organizations
  • Follow-up visits between episodes of care
  • Across lifespan (e.g., pediatric developmental stages, women‘s changing reproductive cycle, geriatric care needs)
  • Across the trajectory of illness and changing levels of coordination

Transitional Care is based on a comprehensive plan that depends on the availability of healthcare practitioners trained to tackle it all. From chronic illness to caretaking of the patient, transitional care is one of the essential requirements for any patient that requires critical consideration. Representative locations include (but are not limited to) hospitals, sub-acute, and post-acute nursing facilities, the patient’s home, primary and specialty care offices, and long-term care facilities.