Improving resident transfers between hospitals and residential aged care facilities
Contributor(s): Poole, JenniferPublisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence December 2008Description: 33 p. PDFSubject(s): Ageing Health Aspects | Population Growth | Communication | Information AccessOnline Resources: Electronic copy
This study of transfers of frail older people between hospitals and residential care was undertaken by two fourth-year social work students from La Trobe University. They considered discharge procedures, cooperative care, and communication and information, with particular reference to the Yellow Envelope, a tool designed to ensure key patient information is readily available at all transfer stages. Their report includes recommendations for further improvements.