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Nursing Home Direct Admit

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We provide direct admission to the Geriatrics unit for patients arriving at McLaren Oakland from participating nursing homes. This process expedites the patient's treatment by avoiding spending unnecessary time in the emergency room. Our team maintains constant communication with the patient's health care provider before and after discharge. This maximizes continuity of care and helps to facilitate a smooth transition as the patient returns to the nursing home.

Direct-admit patients are cared for by our multi-disciplinary geriatric team which includes pharmacy, therapies, case management, medical and nursing staff. With this type of team approach, we maintain a continuous flow of communication and support to the nursing home medical director. In addition, we have a Geriatric Care Coordinator whose role is to be a liaison for elderly patients in the community as well as to coordinate their care while in the hospital.

To learn more about McLaren Oakland's geriatric services, please visit mclaren.org/oakland/senior-services-psychiatry.aspx