step-down care


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step-down care

A composite term used primarily in the UK, other English-speaking countries and the US, for supportive and rehabilitative healthcare given to a patient recuperating from an illness or intervention, who is regaining autonomy.
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The tool identifies patients who will require admission to the AT&R service after acute care, or who are at risk of needing step-down care.
Mr Humphries said there was an 'urgent need' to develop intermediate or step-down care in the community for people coming out of hospital.
Admittedly, this type of step-down care is very different from the custodial care typically provided in assisted living, yet expanding services makes business sense, as residents age in place.
SingHealth is comprised of four hospitals -- one tertiary general hospital, the Singapore General Hospital; one secondary general hospital, the Changi General Hospital; one specialist hospital for women and children, the KK Women's and Children's Hospital; and one community hospital providing step-down care for patients who need convalescent and/or rehabilitative care, the Ang Mo Kio Community Hospital.
Contract award: Step-down care for adults who have Alcohol-Related Brain Damage (ARBD).
Health services in Coventry and Warwickshire have already worked on schemes to provide step-down care for elderly people leaving hospital, linking with social services, district nursing teams and nursing homes.