Discharge Planning Checklist: For patients and their caregivers preparing to leave a hospital, nursing home, or other care setting

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) defines Transition of Care as “The movement of a patient from one setting of care (hospital, ambulatory primary care practice, ambulatory specialty care practice, long-term care, home health, rehabilitation facility) to another.”

It’s a good idea to know about the Transition of Care process; this Discharge Planning Checklist can be helpful for your or your family members.

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Click here or on the above graphic to download the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Discharge Planning Checklist.

The Joint Commission’s Transitions of Care Portal also contains a great deal of information about Transitions of Care.

 

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