Resources designed for health professionals to help with attitudinal competencies and communication skills that are essential for the care of older adults.
discharge can be a time of significant distress for all patients, especially
patients in geriatric populations who may have had a difficult or prolonged
stay in hospital. This resource provides a quick reference card for care
providers as they prepare their patient for discharge. Emphasis is placed on
the 5 D’s of discharge planning (Destination, Drugs, Durable Medical Equipment,
Dates of Follow-up Appointments, and Drivers) all of which must be considered
in order to facilitate safe transitions between different levels of care.
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