Grand-aides are proposed as a way to leverage the time of nurses — particularly nurse case managers — in making home visits and helping patients during transitions home from hospital or post-acute settings. For example, they might accompany patients home on the day of discharge and then make follow-up visits to ensure that patients with chronic illness are doing well. They are trained as nurse aides and then have additional training as grand-aides.
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