Missing Two Major Steps in a Three Step Long Term Care Process: why does all the energy go to the most expensive option?
In all the discussion of those poor seniors occupying Acute Care Beds, one rarely, if ever, hears discussion of all the options? Instead, when discussion does take place with the family doctor about the next stage in care, the conversation invariably commences with “perhaps it is time to be considering a nursing home.”
This conversation is repeated over and over dozens of times each day across the province as doctors and discharge planners try their best to help families come to terms with one of life’s most challenging decisions. Read more here
Ken McGeorge, BS,DHA,CHE is a career health care executive based in Fredericton, NB, Canada.