Are you ready as a practice to handle the young adult?

Is the patient ready to take responsibility for their care as part of your team?

Here are two recommended objectives to strive for:

  • Conduct regular transition readiness assessments, beginning at age 14 to 16, to identify and discuss with youth and parent/caregiver their needs for self-care and how to use health care services .
  • Offer education and resources on needed skills identified through the transition readiness assessment.

The guide for this Transition Readiness is in the “Materials” folder above. Here is an except that includes one of the tools.  There are several tools in the guides, so please read and consider using them in your practice preparation, and quality improvement processes.