Hospital to Home: Plan for a Smooth Transition
January 2012 | U.S. Administration on Aging, Eldercare Locator and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)
This publication is designed to address the often unexpected challenges many seniors face when returning home from a hospital stay. Failure to manage medications, make follow-up doctor's appointments, and obtain the physical assistance they need can often lead to seniors' readmission to the hospital. Planning ahead of time before a planned or unexpected hospital visit can help patients address questions that arise during the discharge process and ensure a smooth transition home.