National Council on Aging
Poorly coordinated care transitions from hospital to home or other care settings can result in negative outcomes for patients who experienced falls in the hospital or were deemed at high risk for falls. This session will discuss strategies for reducing falls risk, falls and injuries during and after transitions of care from hospital to home or skilled nursing facility. Assessment tools and other resources will be described and examples of applications of these tools will be provided. Evidence-based community programs will be described as a means to reduce risks for older adults post-discharge as a means to reduce falls-related readmissions. Quality measures and value-based cost implications will be explored.
· Identify strategies to reduce falls and falls risk during transitions of care/post-discharge
· Learn and incorporate how to apply assessment tools and other resources for falls and injury prevention
· Assess why individualized falls interventions, including evidence-based community falls prevention programs, are key to improving outcomes and quality measures and reducing readmissions