If you work with older adults—as a service provider, caregiver, health care professional, or advocate—mark your calendar for this year’s care transitions conference—Care Transitions: We’re All In It Together—on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton Seattle Airport South in Des Moines, Washington.
This is the sixth year that hospital and home health care administrators, discharge planners, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, policymakers, social service providers, community leaders, and consumers will gather to discuss new ways to work together to decrease avoidable hospital admissions and health care utilization.
Hospitalizations contribute significantly to the cost of health care—costs borne by insurance companies, taxpayers (Medicaid and Medicare), patients, and families—and take an emotional toll on patients and their families.
The focus of this year’s conference will be on developing a shared vision for patient- and family-centered transitions of care across the continuum. We encourage participation from stakeholders throughout King, Snohomish, Pierce, and Kitsap counties, while welcoming anyone engaged in improving health care quality and transitions of care. Based upon previous participation, we anticipate that 300 individuals will attend the 2017 conference, representing more than 75 organizations.
The annual care transitions conference is coordinated by Aging and Disability Services with support from a community-based planning team.
For information about previous conferences, information about the 2017 agenda and sponsor/exhibitor/advertising opportunities, or to register for this year’s conference, visit www.agingkingcounty.org/CTconference. Sign up to receive updates on the Seattle-King County Care Transitions Listserv.