As part of the multistage State Action on Avoidable Rehospitalisations and Unplanned Admissions (STAAR-SA) project, The Plug-in worked alongside University of Adelaide Nursing School, Adelaide PHN and Central Adelaide Local Health Network, to understand the needs of older people following a hospital stay.
The aim of the project was to reduce multiple avoidable admissions to hospital, so older people can remain independent and living well at home.
COTA SA's Plug-in team was able to support the project team to identify and achieve a range of improvements that support older people to transition from a hospital stay back to home, while reducing the risks that would result
in rehospitalisation, including improvements in medication provisions at discharge and connections and communications between hospitals and residential aged care facilities.
Visit The Plug-in website to read more about it and watch the video detailing project outcomes.