Care bundles: Easing the transition to long-term care

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When residents are transitioned to a long-term-care facility, they experience more than a change of address; all of their social relationships are altered.1 Transitioning a family member into a long-term-care placement can cause anxiety for all involved. Managing expectations and enhancing communication help alleviate some of this anxiety.
The number of older Americans who'll eventually require long-term care is expected to increase to 70% by 2050.2 New strategies that positively address the relationships of residents, families, and staff as they meet to form a new supportive network can positively affect the emotions that surround this care transition.
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