Long-Term Care Discharge Planning:
Voluntary and Involuntary
Medicare-Medicaid participants of nursing homes, CCRCs and other health care providers must identify residents who need a discharge plan at an early stage because discharge planning starts at the beginning of admission. The discharge planning process must be thorough, clear, comprehensive, and understood by staff, resident, guardian, surrogate or patient's representative. This presentation will focus on how to develop an effective and efficient discharge process.
The relationship between a provider of a service and the consumer is considered to be voluntary; a nursing home cannot discharge a resident without proper notice and planning for refusing to accept treatment. Even if a patient is sent to a hospital, the nursing home may still have to do proper discharge planning if it plans on not readmitting the resident. Steps must be taken to ensure the resident has a safe place to go, preferably near their loved ones, and clearly outline the care the resident will receive after discharge.
Thursday, December 8, 2016 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Brookdale Olney2611 Olney Sandy Spring RdOlney, Maryland 20832
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