Overview of Care After Hospital Discharge
Objectives: Explain common reasons why older adults are hospitalized and the importance of care after hospital discharge. Identify medical and medication changes in older adults after hospital discharge. Describe the physical changes older adults experience during hospitalization and after discharge. Develop safe and effective nutrition plans for older adults after a hospital discharge. Identify signs of mental and emotional distress in older adults after hospital discharge.
Description: This class will teach caregivers the common reasons older adults are hospitalized and the importance of care after discharge. Caregivers will learn how to identify and care for the physical and mental changes that older adults experience after hospital discharge. Caregivers will also learn how to develop safe and effective nutrition plans for older adults after returning home from the hospital.