New “Family Caregiver’s Guide to Care Coordination”

The Next Step In Care website ( http://www.nextstepincare.org/ ) sponsored by the United Hospital Fund is a website that has easy to understand guides patients and caregivers can use to assist in planning their health care needs after a hospital discharge, a transfer to rehabilitation, or a return home after an acute illness. A new guide was recently posted that explains Care Coordination. The guide defines professional care coordinators and provides tips on how to stay organized.