Care Transitions - Helping prevent hospital readmissions!

Jun 06, 2013

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Every person that has ever spent a day as an in-patient in a hospital has experienced a care transition.  And every person that has stayed in a hospital in the last several years has seen changes in the way in-patient stays and discharges are handled.  One in six of Medicare beneficiaries discharge from a hospital were readmitted within thirty days during 2009.  More than 1/3 were readmitted within 90 days.  In 2009 alone, the cost to taxpayers for unplanned readmissions was more than $19 billion!

The good news is that these unplanned readmissions can be drastically reduced by observing some fairly simple guidelines for post-discharge care.  Join Sam and Brad as they discuss Griswold Home Care's approach to Care Transitions, and explore what other organizations are doing to help keep discharged patients safe and healthy in their own homes.  For more information about care transitions, please contact Sam or Brad at (770) 908-0707, or send and email to, or

We want to thank Griswold Home Care for sponsoring today’s show.  Griswold Home Care has been a preferred      provider of high quality, affordable in-home senior care in Atlanta   for    20 years.