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Cheryl Boldt RN, LNHA

It is confusing for our newly admitted patients when they are told at the hospital they only need 5 days or no more than 2 weeks to recover in a skilled facility. This promised length of stay may not be a realistic scenario for all, but helps the hospital get the customer to agree to the nursing home transfer.

An STP (Safe Transition Planning) Meeting is a proven approach which allows your team of experts to meet with the patient and their family as a team, sooner than later after admission to establish the patientís Safe Transition Date and Destination. This process has multiple benefits for the customer and the organization. It is not coincidental that customer satisfaction improves because the Safe Transition (versus Discharge) Planning process is no longer fragmented or confusing. You will also discover how the use of a Master Transition Calendar helps control that very hectic revolving back door.

The goal of the Safe Transition Planning Meeting is to achieve a smooth and safe transition to the right location after the right length of stay for the personís individual situation and condition, and to prevent re-hospitalization.

This session will provide information on how providers of Post-Acute Skilled services can use their Team of Experts to facilitate a smooth and safe transition to home or a lesser level-of-care for their customers. This cutting-edge practice will enhance your organizationís reputation as the provider of choice in your market because you are doing the right thing for the right reason and achieving the right outcome for all stakeholders.

Objectives:
At the completion of this program, the participants will be able to:
  1. Implement the Safe Transition Planning Patient/Family Meetings
  2. Develop and utilize a Master Transition Planning Calendar
  3. Track and use Outcome Data for Post-Acute Care

The targeted audience includes Chief Operating Officers, Directors of Nursing, Rehabilitation Directors, Admission Coordinators, Marketing Professionals, Discharge Planners, all trans-disciplinary care team members, and consultants to long term care organizations. The session length can be customized for 1 to 1.5 hours and includes lecture, PowerPoint presentation, humor, and audience interaction.


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