The impact of facility-based transitional care programs on function and discharge destination for older adults with cognitive impairment: a systematic review

Alexia Cumal, Tracey J. F. Colella, Martine T. Puts, Poonam Sehgal, Sheryl Robertson & Katherine S. McGilton
Abstract Background Older adults with cognitive impairment are frequently hospitalized and discharged to facility-based transitional care programs (TCPs). However, it is unknown whether TCPs are effective in improving their functional status and promoting discharge home rather than to long-term care. The aims of this systematic review were to examine the effectiveness of facility-based TCPs on functional status, patient and health services outcomes for older adults (≥ 65 years) with cognitive impairment and to determine what...
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