Safe patient discharges after acute care are becoming increasingly important with the trend toward shorter hospital stays and emphasis on community health care. The transition of patients from the hospital to post-discharge health care can disrupt continuity of care. Patients with cancer often require more frequent and complex transitions. The audience will learn about medical complications, functional safety concerns, and fall risk factors in patients with cancer, with a focus on transition of care in older adults. We will discuss multidisciplinary interventions to ensure safety with transition of care, which is a critical need to be met for older patients and patients with cancer.
Describe management of medical complications among patients with cancer undergoing acute inpatient rehabilitation
List fall risk factors specific for patients with cancer, as well as physical therapy interventions
Discuss functional safety assessment and interventions performed by oncologic occupational therapist
Highlight the significance of transition of care in older adults in relation to post-hospital syndrome