Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series, sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.
Includes complimentary CEs
If you require ADA accommodation to participate in this web seminar, please contact us at your earliest convenience to make arrangements – firstname.lastname@example.org
Persons with cognitive impairment and their care partners experience daunting challenges receiving dementia capable healthcare and related community-based transition services during and after a hospital stay. As many as 25% of elderly hospital patients may have dementia, often without a recorded diagnosis. Best practices in hospital-to-home care transitions have been shown to reduce readmission rates as well as mitigate the potential for poor outcomes. This presentation will introduce participants to Hospital2Home, a highly successful care transitions model for people living with dementia with a hospital readmission rate of less than 1%.
Participants in this web seminar will be able to:
- Identify four challenges caring for people living with dementia present to acute care systems.
- Learn about the challenges people living with dementia and their care partners experience when receiving services during and after a hospital stay.
- Identify the aim of Hospital2Home to help people living with dementia transition safely back to the community through intensive care coordination that starts in the hospital and continues after discharge.
Through his almost 50 year career, Jeffrey Klein has been an innovative visionary health care, aging services executive and consultant. He is currently, President/CEO of Nevada Senior Services Inc. operating adult day care, in-home respite, home modifications, geriatric assessment clinic and wellness programs and is the Aging and Disability Resource Center for southern Nevada. Mr. Klein Chairs the Nevada Commission on Aging Legislative Subcommittee and is an active member of the public policy committees of the American Society on Aging.