Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

McMaster University


New Research Summary: Evaluating a New Hospital-to-Home Care Program for Older Adults with Depressive Symptoms

Researchers are studying the application and costs of a promising new program for older adults, with multiple chronic conditions (MCC) and depressive symptoms that aims to improve overall health and reduce hospitalization. Community Assets Supporting Transitions (CAST), is a 6-month transitional care program that is delivered by registered nurses who support patients transitioning from hospital-to-home through in-home visits, telephone follow-up, and care coordination. The researchers are working side-by-side with patients, caregivers and providers from three communities in Ontario to tailor the intervention to each community. The three partner communities include Sudbury, Burlington and Hamilton.

Click here to read more about this study on our website, view the Research Summary, Infographic and publication in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Published on: January 23, 2018

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