Transitional care of the long-term care patient

S. Liliana Oakes, Suzanne M. Gillespie, Yanping Ye, Margaret Finley, Mathew Russell, Neela K. Patel, David Espino

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This article reviews the literature on transitional care to and from the LTC environment, highlighting strategies to improve the quality of care transitions. Several factors are vital in the improvement of systems of care dealing with transitions. Key factors include communication with and among health care providers, effective medication reconciliation, advanced discharge planning, and timely use of palliative care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-271
Number of pages13
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 2011



  • Acute care hospital
  • Emergency department
  • Long-term care
  • Transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Oakes, S. L., Gillespie, S. M., Ye, Y., Finley, M., Russell, M., Patel, N. K., & Espino, D. (2011). Transitional care of the long-term care patient. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 27(2), 259-271.