Difficult Decisions About Post-Acute Care: Publications

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Health Care Provider Perspectives on Discharge Planning: From Hospital to Skilled Nursing Facility

Publication Date: 01.08.2019
Author: Pooja Kothari and Joan Guzik

Third report in the Difficult Decisions series, featuring health care provider perspectives on the transition from hospitals to post-acute care.

The Illusion of Choice: Why Decisions About Post-Acute Care Are Difficult for Patients and Family Caregivers

Publication Date: 01.08.2019
Author: Carol Levine & Kristina Ramos-Callan

Second report in the Difficult Decisions series, foregrounding patient and family caregiver perspectives on the transition from hospitals to post-acute care.

Difficult Decisions About Post-Acute Care and Why They Matter

Publication Date: 11.15.2018
Author: Lynn Rogut and Pooja Kothari

First in a series of reports examining the challenges faced by patients and their families when arranging continued care after a hospital stay.

Blueprint, Spring 2018

Publication Date: 04.18.2018

Identifying and addressing patient needs is a theme running through the Spring 2018 Blueprint, with a cover story on two Quality Institute projects focused on patient-provider communication and health outcomes, and features on two other initiatives targeting patient's concerns and needs—New York State's First 1000 Days on Medicaid initiative, in which UHF plays a leadership role, and our own Partnerships for Early Childhood Development. Reinforcing the theme of effective clinical-community partnerships, Tony Shih's President's Letter speaks to the role of such collaborations in health care's "value equation." And a brief story on UHF's strategic "refresh" looks at how we're clarifying our mission.

Empowering New Yorkers with Quality Measures That Matter to Them

Publication Date: 12.12.2017
Author: Lynn Rogut, Pooja Kothari, and Anne-Marie J. Audet

A comprehensive report on health care quality measurement and public reporting in New York, prepared with funding support from New York State Health Foundation.

New York State’s CARE Act: A Guide for Patients and Family Caregivers

Publication Date: 02.17.2017

A Next Step in Care guide to New York’s CARE Act—containing requirements designed to better engage and prepare family caregivers prior to patients’ hospital discharge—is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian and in a full-length and abbreviated version

Short-Term Rehabilitation Services in an Inpatient Setting

Publication Date: 03.07.2016

This Next Step in Care guide provides need-to-know information about rehab, including types of settings and services, basic facts about paying for rehab, and what patients and family caregivers can expect from the transition from a hospital to a rehab setting or program.

Leaving the Hospital and Going Where?

Publication Date: 03.07.2014

Basic information for family caregivers on options when a patient is being discharged from the hospital, plus a summary of caregivers' rights and responsibilities.

When Short-Term Rehab Turns into a Long-Term Stay

Publication Date: 02.01.2013

Transitions from a rehab center or nursing home rehab unit to long-term care can be upsetting, confusing, and difficult to manage for patient and family caregiver alike. This brochure provides basic information on easing the transition.

What Do I Need as a Family Caregiver?

Publication Date: 03.07.2008

After a patient is discharged from the hospital or rehab, family caregivers may assume myriad responsibilities. This guide helps them work with the facility’s discharge planner to develop a safe plan. 

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