Assess transition readiness to engage youth and families in setting health priorities, address self-care needs, and prepare them to navigate the adult health care system. Providers, nurses or social workers can use the results to jointly develop a self-care plan with youth and families. Transition readiness assessment should begin at age 14 and continue through adolescence and young adulthood, as needed.
Improve Your Patients’ Transition Readiness
- Conduct regular transition readiness assessments, beginning at age 14.
- Jointly develop goals and prioritized actions with youth and parent/caregiver, and document in a plan of care.