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transitional care

Managed care
Healthcare provided to a health maintenance organization (HMO) member by a provider after the provider has terminated a contractural relationship with the HMO.
 
Medspeak-UK
(1) Step-down care, see there.
(2) Step-up care, see there.
(3) Temporary care provided to an individual who can’t currently be placed in his or her home or permanent setting of his or her choice, and requires a supportive and appropriately staffed living environment, as may occur whilst awaiting major adaptations to his or her own home.
 
Paediatrics
A UK term of art for healthcare for infants that exceeds normal routine care, which includes support and educating the infant's parents as to the baby’s particular needs.

transitional care

Health care services provided to patients after hospitalization in an acute care facility before they are ready to return to their homes. Transitional care shortens acute hospital stays, decreases health care costs, and provides a period for recuperation for patients still unable to thrive independently. Facilities used in transitional care include rehabilitation units, long-term care hospitals, subacute care facilities, hospice services, and some home care services.
See also: care
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When a Transitional Care patient is ready for discharge, Pinckneyville Community Hospital staff will offer help to arrange services from home health care, outpatient services, or transition into a long-term care facility.
Additional urologic issues, including strategies for improving adherence with BPH treatment, and addressing depression (because of its significant impact on adherence with BPH treatment) became a primary focus of the transitional care plan.
NUMBER/TYPE OF HOUSING UNITS: 40 Assisted Living units; 52 Skilled Care units; 26 Transitional Care units
Because Medicare reimburses skilled nursing care on a per diem basis rather than per fixed diagnosis-related group (DRG) categories, many institutions view transitional care as a means of retrieving lost Medicare dollars.
The transitional care program will help Aetna Medicare Advantage members to transition smoothly from a hospital or skilled nursing facility to their home and prevent avoidable hospital readmissions.
Contract notice: Rehabilitation and Transitional Care.
Kindred Hospital Houston Northwest, a transitional care hospital, in collaboration with Wound Care Specialists, has opened its new outpatient wound healing centre, it was reported on Friday.
Evans, 73, passed away on January 27, 2014 at the Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation.
In addition to their full range of personal care options, Peace of Mind Home Health also supports patients by providing them with transitional care services.
NUMBER/TYPE OF HOUSING UNITS: 24 Transitional Care units; 40 Skilled Nursing units
The unit will be downgraded to a transitional care ward for babies needing short-term tube-feeding or extra warmth in the middle of May.
But the hospital's board of directors isn't expected to have an answer anytime soon about what to do with its transitional care facility, a 27-bed unit that caters to those recovering from illnesses or accidents who are discharged from acute care, but could still use some extra care.

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