The transition of care from hospital to home is vitally important to you or your loved one’s health and wellbeing.
In the medical world, such a transition is called a transitional care strategy. According to an article by Stephanie Rennke, MD and Sumant R. Ranji, MD, entitled, “Transitional Care Strategies From Hospital to Home, A Review for the Neurohospitalist” this strategy (or plan) is:
A transitional care strategy is an intervention or a group of interventions initiated prior to hospital discharge with the aim of ensuring the safe and effective transition of patients from the setting to setting, such as from the hospital to home. (Source: Transitional Care Strategies From Hospital to Home)
The transition of care from hospital to home plan is designed to create an optimum transition from the hospital to home (in this case), so as to ensure a better chance of recovery and quality of life once you get home. As well as, to reduce the chance that a person will suffer setbacks, recurrence of treated issues or have to be readmitted to the hospital (to name a few).
Here is a very-well done infographic from Options Home Health with tips that can help you or someone you’re caring for get safely home and continue on their way to better health.