Family Caregivers: A Crucial Link in the Case Management Discharge Planning Process

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Prerecorded Event
Toni G. Cesta, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
60 Minutes
Product Description

Are you sure your Patients receive the Same Amount of Attention from their Family Caregivers after they’re discharged? Ensure that you have a Strong Discharge Planning Assessment.

It is important for family caregivers to understand the necessity of taking responsibility of their loved ones, as length of stay in hospital continue to shorten and patients are discharged at higher levels of acuity. Due to the rush of discharge planning, sometimes, medical units don’t take the time to assess the capabilities, availability and readiness of family caregivers. This information tends to be critical in discharge planning process. Some family caregivers may need additional education or assistance in caring for their loved one.

This session by Toni G. Cesta, Ph.D., RN, FAAN will explore the elements necessary to assess a family caregiver as well as how to use this information in preparing a safe and appropriate discharge plan.  Don’t make assumptions about the abilities of your family caregivers.  Include them in your discharge planning assessment. The conference will cover points such as:

  • Assessment questions to be asked by family caregivers during discharge planning
  • An understanding of the unique role of the family caregiver
  • Why, not including family caregivers in the discharge planning process can result in readmissions to the hospital

Session Highlights:

  • Discuss the role of the family caregiver in today’s health care environment.
  • Review strategies for assessing the family caregiver as part of the discharge planning process.
  • Apply techniques for ensuring that family caregivers are included in your discharge plan.

Who should attend?

  • Case Management Directors and Managers
  • Discharge Planning Directors and Managers
  • Social Workers and Social Service Directors
  • Utilization Management Directors and Managers
  • Case management, discharge planning, social service and utilization management supervisors and team leads

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About Our Speaker

Toni G. Cesta - Healthcare Case Management Expert

Toni G. Cesta, Ph.D., RN, FAAN is Partner and Health Care Consultant in Case Management Concepts, LLC, a consulting company which assists institutions in designing, implementing and evaluating acute care and community case management models, providing on-site education to case management staff, and strategies for assisting health care organizations in improving their case management department’s efficiency and effectiveness.

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