A transition from short-term rehab to a long-term stay setting might be unexpected and is often upsetting and confusing for patients and family caregivers. The roles and responsibilities of family caregivers often change but their inclusion in the transition process is vital for the well-being of the patient. This guide available has facts to help family caregivers prepare for this move and assist their family member in the process.
In addition, the patient may benefit from palliative care, or may be nearing end-of-life. The guide to hospice and palliative care describes the differences between them, and the implications not just for the patient, but also for the family caregiver. The guides to advance directives and to HIPAA can be helpful here, too.