Bridging the Aging Network and Medical Community Survey: Care Transitions from Hospital to Home

With a grant from the Administration on Aging (AoA), the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) partnered with the Scripps Gerontology Center to conduct the 2012 Bridging the Aging Network and Medical Community Survey of all 627 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) in the nation. The survey was designed to provide descriptive information about the connections between the Aging Network and the health care community. The survey was launched in March 2012 and data collection concluded in May 2012 with 56% (350) of AAAs responding. Three in 10 (30.1%) AAA respondents indicated they have a program specifically for care transitions from hospital to home for some or all of their clients. It is important to note that AAAs are also involved in other care transitions work including care transitions from hospital to nursing home/assisted living facilities (15.0%) and care transitions from nursing home to home/assisted living facilities (30.4%).