On Tuesday, September 12, Danbury Hospital will be hosting NICHE DAY (Nurses in Care of Hospitalized Elderly) to educate and inform about the choices for healthcare as we age. Leslie-Alin Tewes, of Tewes Cares: Aging & Disability Care Management and Advocacy, will be hosting a special seminar “Understanding the Continuum of Care: From Hospital to Home." The focus of the seminar is to review the post-acute care options and will include Tewes-Tips on how to advocate for yourself and others. The importance of understanding these post-acute care options is to promote better health outcomes and positive patient/family experiences.
“With a national spotlight shining on the caregiving challenges faced by families, more attention has been paid to the impact our aging population has on our communities and resources,” says Tewes. “The importance of post-acute care in the appropriate setting will help avoid unnecessary emergency department visits and hospital readmissions. Please join is for this day of education and dialogue filled with Tewes-Tips on how to advocate for yourself and others".