What is Transitional Care?
Older adults who suffer from a variety of chronic conditions often need health care services in different care settings to meet their many needs.
Transitional care refers to the coordination and continuity of receiving appropriate health care during a movement from one healthcare setting to either another or to home.
After discharge from the hospital because of surgery or illness, you may not be quite ready to go home. To help bridge this gap, you may go to a short-term rehabilitation facility also known as a transitional care facility.
When you get discharged from the hospital following treatment of an acute condition, you may require ongoing care for a chronic medical condition, as well as assistance with your day-to-day routine.
The rehabilitation may necessitate special equipment or services. In these situations, a transitional care provides supportive care, and promotes safe and timely passage across care settings.