Skilled nursing facilities and post-hospitalization options for older adults

Jill Huded*, Fernanda D Heitor

*Corresponding author for this work

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Hospitalized older adults are not always able to return home immediately following discharge. Subsequently, they are discharged to facilities that provide skilled nursing, medication therapy, and rehabilitation services. Clinicians are asked by families, patients, and staff members on what is the preferred location for the older adult to be discharged to. Patients want to know what the clinicians believe to be the best option, and as a result, clinicians need to understand the options available. This chapter provides information on the post-acute setting available to older adults following a hospitalization and key features of each. Also included are resources to make the decision for post-acute care that can also be provided to family members and patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNew Directions in Geriatric Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Trends, and Evidence-Based Practice
Editors Lindquist
Place of PublicationChicago
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783319281377
ISBN (Print)9783319281353
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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