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Table 3 Description of settings/ services

From: Stakeholder perspectives of care for people living with dementia moving from hospital to care facilities in the community: a systematic review

Study and country Study setting(s) / care service Description or definitions of settings and or services Transition points where perspectives are elicited
Bauer et al. (2011) [28]
Fitzgerald et al. (2011) [29]
Rehab facility (n = 8)
Residential care (n = 8)
Rehabilitation facility, short-term restorative care before discharge back home or to residential care.
Residential care – Long term care facilities providing high and low level care.
Family carers interviewed 2 months after discharge about their experiences.
Bloomer et al. (2016) [30]
Geriatric evaluation and management facility Provides rehabilitation to optimise function and determine future care needs. Majority of patients are transferred from acute care, a third of patients move to residential care. Family carers of people with dementia were interviewed after admission into the Geriatric evaluation and management facility. Experiences were elicited about transitioning through the system from acute hospital.
Digby et al. (2012) [31]
Geriatric rehabilitation facility (sub-acute facility) A facility providing in-patient evaluation, and management of older patients with complex needs, most transferred from acute care setting. People living with dementia interviewed between 1 and 5 days after transferring from hospital to the facility.
Emmett et al. (2014) [32]
Three general elderly care wards in two hospitals Acute hospital care providing medical care for short-medium term acute episodes of care. Patient and family carer interviews were conducted at point of discharge and 3 months post discharge. Health and social care perspectives elicited about discharge planning and decision-making.
Gilmore-Bykovsky et al. (2017) [33]
11 Skilled nursing facilities (SNF) SNF’s provide high level of medical and nursing care. Services are provided for a limited time but can be more longer-term. Nurses were interviewed about care when people had transitioned from hospital into the skilled nursing facility.
Kable et al. (2015) [34]
Acute tertiary facility
GP Practice
Residential aged care setting
Acute hospital care
Community care
Long-term care facility.
Both hospital based and community based health care professionals’ perspectives of transitional care were elicited about care at the transition points of leaving hospital into the community.
Kuluski et al. (2017) Canada [35] Hospital setting, (alternate level of care (ALC)) Patients who are fit for discharge but are waiting for long term care placement or community support. Family carers perspectives were elicited whilst the patient was receiving the alternative level of care.
Renehan et al. (2013) [36]
Transitional Care programme which was called ‘Transition Care Cognitive Assessment and Management Pilot’ (TC-CAMP) Dedicated (short term) beds within a residential aged care facility, used specifically for people living with dementia who were medically fit to be discharged from hospital and would be transferring to long term care. Health and social care professionals from all of the transition points; hospital, TC-CAMP and discharge destination care home. Family carers perspectives were gathered post discharge from the TC-CAMP.