WOW helps seniors prepare for hospital discharge


Last updated 3/18/2016 at Noon

Colleen Van Horn gives tips on how to help seniors during and after hospital stays. Lucette Moramarco photo

A bigger crowd than usual attended the March 3 Woman of Wellness (WOW) event to hear the presentation on "Things You Don't Know That You Need to Know About Hospital Discharge and Homecare". Speaker Colleen Van Horn, RN, BSN, PHN, CCM, and owner of Innovative Healthcare Consultants, spoke from her experience as a nurse (coming to Fallbrook in the mid-70s to work at Fallbrook Hospital) and, subsequently, a geriatric care manager.

Geriatric care takes a client-centered approach, focusing on what the patient needs and guiding them to the best care for the best quality of life, Van Horn said. S...

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