Description - Intermediate and Continuing Care by Brenda H. Roe
Intermediate care involves strategies to providing support allowing early discharge from acute care together with strategies for preventing admission or re-admission to acute care. It aims avoid both bed-blocking in acute care and long-term residential care. Intermediate care episodes encompass a range of short-term options including rapid response, hospital at home, residential rehabilitation, supported discharge and day rehabilitation. Continuing Care is delivered in a variety of settings on a long-term basis and may include an element of rehabilitation. Although these two types of care have distinct objectives, they are interrelated as changes in the supply of one type of care may affect demands for the other. In addition, from a patient perspective, intermediate and continuing care might be seen as part of the continuum of care options that are supplied to meet their needs. This book argues for consideration of intermediate and continuing care as part of the care continuum that provides integrated care adopting whole system approaches. This edited volume explores policy, practice and current issues in intermediate and continuing care.
It will be of interest to all health and social care professionals involved in the provision and planning of care for older people. It falls in three parts: Intermediate care, continuing care, and a shorter section on patient and public involvement/ future directions.
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(242mm x 172mm x mm)
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
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Author Biography - Brenda H. Roe
Brenda Roe is on the Editorial board of JAN. She is Senior lecturer in Social Gerontology , Centre for Geriatric Medicine, Keele University and Non-executive Director, North Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Roger Beech is Senior Lecturer in Health Operational Research, Centre for Health Planning and Management, Keele University and Academic Lead for Research, Central Cheshire Primary Care Trust