Transition of Care

Transitions of care are defined as times when individuals move from one level of health care to another. For example:

  • Inpatient (in a hospital setting) to assisted living or an adult family home
  • Inpatient to home health with nursing assistance
  • Inpatient to home with self-care
  • Assisted living to home with self-care

These care transitions often involve significant changes in medications.

For example, you may be admitted to a hospital and newly diagnosed with diabetes or high blood pressure. When you are discharged, you will likely have a medication list that is different from when you entered the hospital.

When you leave the hospital, the new and unfamiliar medications may cause you to feel overwhelmed.

Our team of clinical pharmacists specializes in helping patients understand their medications:

  • what they are
  • what they are used for
  • how they are best taken
  • potential side effects
  • possible drug interactions

We would be happy to meet with you to help you to understand your new medications, so that they can be taken safely and effectively.

How to Get Started

Your physician may refer you to our team to assist in this transition of care period.

Once we have received a referral from your physician, we will contact you to schedule your appointment.