Transfer to Adult Approach to Care
- Address any concerns that young adult has about transferring to adult approach to care. Clarify adult approach to care, including shared decision-making, privacy and consent, access to information, adherence to care, and preferred methods of communication, including attending to health literacy needs.
- Conduct self-care assessment (transition readiness assessment) if not recently completed and discuss needed self-care skills.
- Review young adult's health priorities as part of ongoing plan of care.
- Continue to update and share portable medical summary and emergency care plan.
Changing to an adult model of care at age 18 is the fifth element in these health care transition quality recommendations. The provider should continue to work with the young adult to provider confidential services, assess and strengthen self-care skills, develop a plan of care, and update and share a medical summary and emergency care plan.