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Nancy A. Hodgson
Faculty

Nancy A. Hodgson

Anthony Buividas Term Chair in Gerontology, Associate Professor of Nursing
Patricia Pawlow
Faculty

Patricia Pawlow

Advanced Senior Lecturer A
Cheryl Neisser
Faculty

Cheryl Neisser

Advanced Senior Lecturer
Deborah Becker
Faculty

Deborah Becker

Practice Professor of Nursing

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Rising Obesity Levels Underscore Need for Enhanced Nursing & Post-Acute Transitional Care Models

Elderly, chronically ill people experience frequent changes in health status that require transitions among health care providers and settings. Significant attention has been focused on coordinated transitional care models that assure continuity of care, prevention of hospital readmission, avoidance of complications, and close clinical treatment and management. But specific transitional needs of obese people who need to be transferred to nursing homes for post-acute care are often overlooked.