Discharge planning

How Hospital Social Workers Ease the Transition from Hospital to Home in Manhattan

Discharge Planning After a hospital stay, plans upon being discharged involve careful consideration of the patient’s medical issues and development of a plan of care for that patient’s return home to Manhattan. This critical area is called discharge planning. It arranges the logistics so that the patient can recover safely in the comfort of their…

A Toolkit for Promoting Positive Behavior in Dementia Patients

High Risk of Institutionalization About 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease and 90% of those are abusive.  This is important because this situation puts these patients at higher risk for institutionalization, greater functional decline, and domestic abuse.  Up to this point, the preferred method for managing the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) has…