With Alzheimer's services being the single most expensive post-acute care service in the U.S., families and care coordinators must take into consideration all domains of care unique to the elder resident with dementia or similar form of memory impairment. The responsibility of the nursing facilities recommended to families during the transition of continuing care is to have the most up-to-date knowledge of skill and practice a person-centered care approach similar to patient-centered care in the hospital.
About the Author
Ninette Tan is an RN with a BSN from Samuel Merritt University. She has two years of experience working on a Rehabilitation floor at an Acute Care Hospital with a focus on discharge planning and follow-up. She values bridging technology and healthcare to create a better discharge process. As a clinical intern, Ninette helps create content for the Open Placement blog and co-manages the social media networks.