From hospital to home: assessing the transitional care needs of vulnerable seniors.

@article{Graham2009FromHT,
  title={From hospital to home: assessing the transitional care needs of vulnerable seniors.},
  author={Carrie Graham and Susan Lee Ivey and Linda Neuhauser},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={23-33}
}
PURPOSE This qualitative study assessed the needs of patients and caregivers during the transition from hospital to home. We specifically identified unmet needs of ethnic minorities, recent immigrants, and seniors with limited English proficiency (LEP). Findings are translated into recommendations for improving services to these groups during health care transitions. DESIGN AND METHODS This needs assessment included extensive analysis of qualitative data collected from 20 language-, culture… CONTINUE READING

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