The Mini-Cog tool is free, quick, noninvasive, easy to use — and a potentially powerful predictor of outcomes. That’s why we’re starting to routinely administer it to older patients across primary care settings.
To ensure exceptional care through the very end of patients’ lives, consider bringing hospice services to where patients are actively dying. Experts reflect on Cleveland Clinic’s inpatient hospice service.
In a candid conversation about end-of-life care, Cleveland Clinic CEO and cardiac surgeon Toby Cosgrove shares memories of some searing losses and thoughts on how to improve patients’ last days.
In a Q&A with two end-of-life care specialists, the celebrated surgeon shares thoughts on patient losses that still haunt him and how his thinking has evolved over a long career.
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Patients leaving the hospital enter a complex and potentially dangerous maze. The Center for Connected Care is integrating and standardizing services to create a brave new approach to post-acute care.
While many programs focus on improving continuity of post-acute care, the Center for Geriatric Medicine wants patients to experience seamless care from their first outpatient geriatrics appointment to their time with hospice.
Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Connected Care is designed to keep patients connected to the highest quality of care as they transition from the hospital to home or a post-acute care facility.
A simple test allows clinicians to identify which heart-failure patients suffer from cognitive impairment and may be more likely to be readmitted or die within 30 days of discharge than patients who ace the test.