From Hospital to Home

A companion notebook for caregivers of people with dementia

Research indicates that people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia have twice as many hospital stays per year as other older people, requiring family caregivers to be able to effectively communicate with the healthcare team while their loved one is in the hospital, and understanding how to provide follow up care once the elder is transitioned to the home. More often than not, the patient with dementia is unable to effectively communicate their needs and wishes to hospital staff. The family caregiver becomes stressed trying to keep track of everything they need to tell the hospital staff to ensure their loved one is properly cared for.

To help open the lines of communication between family caregivers and hospital staff, and to help ensure the best possible transitio