Discharge from a hospital stay is often a time of relief. It’s also a time to prepare for what’s ahead. For some, rehabilitation or follow-up appointments will need to be scheduled. You may also have special at-home care instructions or need referrals.
Your care team will assist you and your family with discharge planning.
Going Home Checklist
Be sure to make a list of the things you and your family need to do before you leave the hospital:
•arrange transportation home
•pack your personal belongings
•check with your nurse concerning any special instructions for your care at home and
•confirm date, time and location of follow-up appointments.
It’s important to follow any discharge instructions from your nurse or provider for continued quality healthcare at home. If you have specific discharge requests or needs, please tell your nurse. We will help make any arrangements as needed and provide you with:
•necessary medical supplies and equipment and
•verbal and written discharge instructions concerning appointments, medications and prescriptions.
Our staff is available to help you prepare for continuing care after your hospital stay. These arrangements may include ordering equipment such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, etc., for your home use, supplying lists of rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities and board and care homes, or arranging details of your transfer home or to another facility.
Post Hospital Phone Call
You will receive a phone call from a discharge planner RN with 3 days of your discharge to home. The nurse will call to confirm your follow up appointments, ensure that you are recovering and answer any questions that you may have.
You may receive a Patient Satisfaction Survey following your discharge. You can help us in our efforts to improve our patient services by completing this survey. Your feedback is very important to us and allows us to improve the quality of our services.