A major milestone in a young adult living with hydrocephalus is the transition from pediatric to adult medical care. Planning for transition is vital, but this process can be complex and overwhelming.

Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care

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As adolescents become young adults, they typically must leave the pediatric health care system for the adult health care system, a process called health care transition. They will have new physicians and practitioners in a setting that is very different from the pediatric system. Planning for transition is vital, but this process can be complex and overwhelming.

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Timeline for a Successful Transition to Adult Care

Mapping out a path to taking over your medical care once you are of legal age and/or ready to move away from home will help you have a successful transition into the adult medical world.

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HA’s Transition Initiative: Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care

A major milestone in a young adult living with hydrocephalus is the transition from pediatric to adult medical care. Learn about the HA Transition Initiative.

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Aging Out of Pediatric Care: A Cautionary Tale

Four. That is how many different hospitals I visited trying to transition from a pediatric to an adult neurosurgery program in the midst of a shunt malfunction.

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Moving from Pediatric to Adult Care: Are you Ready?

Turning 18 is a big deal for both teens and their parents. It’s that milestone birthday where a teen becomes a legal adult and in charge of many parts of their life, including their medical care. But life out in the adult healthcare world is really different than in the pediatric world. Join Dr. Brandon Rocque and Amanda Garzon, MA to see where your family stands on the checklist to your teen taking over their medical care so teens can move on and out (of the house) with confidence. Teens, bring your parent(s) and vice versa! This is meant to be an interactive discussion.

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Getting Ready for the Big Switch - Planning for the Transition from the Pediatric to the Adult Health Care System

As adolescents become young adults, they typically must leave the pediatric health care system for the adult health care system, a process called health care transition. They will have new physicians and practitioners in a setting that is very different from the pediatric system. Planning for transition is vital, but this process can be complex and overwhelming. This session will give an overview of the process and goals of transition, and the challenges and barriers associated with it. The speakers will review strategies to prepare teens, young adults, and parents for a successful transition. Issues that are specific to hydrocephalus and related health care problems will be covered.

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Pediatric and Adult Health Care: The Importance of Transition Planning

As adolescents become young adults, they typically must leave the pediatric health care system for the adult health care system, a process called transition. They will have new physicians and practitioners in a new setting that is very different from the pediatric system, and that often places more responsibility on patients for managing their own health. Planning for transition is key to its success; however, this process can be complex and overwhelming. This video provides an overview of the process and goals of transition and the challenges and barriers associated with it. The speakers review strategies to prepare teens, young adults, and parents for a successful transition. Issues that are specific to hydrocephalus and related health care problems are covered.

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For your Child or as an Adult with Hydrocephalus: Is your Legal House In Order?

This webinar will discuss the broad range of estate-related legal documents, including wills, revocable living trusts, supplemental needs trusts, beneficiary designations, powers of attorney for property and health care, and living wills. It will consider their use both for adult individuals with hydrocephalus and for parents and other family members of individuals with hydrocephalus, with a particular focus on desired documents when an individual reaches the age of majority and becomes an adult.

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