Assisted Living, Nursing Home, Home Care-If they only knew the value of continuity of care!
Choosing any care setting, Assisted Living or Nursing Home is difficult not because of the physical plant but because the care is delegated, there is not one responsible person or team and the care team changes every time the care needs change. Indeed, the hospitalist does not talk to the pcp, the pcp never or rarely meets the caregivers, and the family is in the middle quite confused. We are very biased because Tender Loving Care Senior Residence, Costa Brava are the standards of care based on Continuity of Care and Complete Care. While Great Authors like Paula Span write great articles it is clear to me she has never visited http://Tlcsr.com All that she writes is true for the industry. This great article is not exception. Assisted Living or a Nursing Home hits many good points. But in fact the most important fix is continuity of care and knowing the entire care team. Doctor, administrator, and care team throughout this difficult family journey. Assisted Living or a Nursing Home. http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/10/assisted-living-or-a-nursing-home/ Another Great NYT post by Paula Span. Two great example to follow as standard of care and continuity of care. Tender Loving Care Senior Residence - http://tlcsr.com Tender Loving Care Senior Residence, Costa Brava - http://costabrava.tlcsr.com Value continuity of care to get the best care and the most cost effective care. Dr Shawn McGivney