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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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* Quality health care for older adults should focus on patient and family engagement, as well as transitional care coordination (Berger, Flickinger, Pfoh, Martinez, & Dy, 2014; Morrison, Palumbo, & Rambur, 2016; Storm, Siemsen, Laugaland, Dyrstad, & Aase, 2014).
The investment in Singleton Hospital will provide a new seven-bed Transitional Care Unit with specialist 24/7 nursing to care for those babies who require more than normal post-natal care, but do not require admission to the Neonatal Unit, and overnight accommodation for mothers, with single rooms and en suite facilities to provide privacy and support infection control.
Appropriate transitional care for the young adult with chronic diseases goes far beyond hospital doors.
"They may have just come from a procedure or some may have fractured legs," says Joyce Ornelas, RN director who manages the transitional care center at University Health.
Phyzit will be hosting webinars this fall related to transitional care management, and team members will be speaking to tech groups.
The objective of this integrative review was to identify and systematically review the published evidence focused on transitional care for adolescents and young adults to an adult health care setting.
Keywords: care coordination, continuity of care, discharge planning, follow-up after discharge, stroke, transitional care
She noted that recent changes in health care policy have catalyzed the need for more research and that the field of transitional care research has been pioneered by nurses.
Sabra agreed to acquire four skilled nursing facilities that specialize in transitional care and medically complex post-surgical, ventilator and dialysis patients with a total of 678 licensed beds (the NMS Portfolio) located in Maryland for $234.0 million.
The fraternal twins were born six weeks premature at Arrowe Park hospital and are currently in the transitional care unit until they are big enough to go home.
Within the apps, Qualcomm Life's 2net Platform also enables remote patient monitoring, transitional care support and chronic care management through a secure and seamless transmission of biometric data from patients' connected medical devices.

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