Discharge Planning

Discharge Planning

We locate the facility, explain the discharge procedure, and communicate with social workers on your behalf.

    • Evaluation of the patient is performed by an RN along with Certified Assisted Living Managers.
    • Discussion with the patient or his representative
    • Planning for homecoming or transfer to another care facility
    • Determining whether caregiver training or other support is needed
    • Referrals to a home care agency and/or appropriate support organizations in the community
    • Arranging for follow-up appointments or tests

The discussion needs to include the physical condition of your family member both before and after hospitalization; details of the types of care that will be needed; and whether discharge will be to a facility or home. It also should include information on whether the patientʼs condition is likely to improve; what activities he or she might need help with; information on medications and diet; what extra equipment might be needed, such as a wheelchair, commode, or oxygen; who will handle meal preparation, transportation, and chores; and possibly a referral to home care services.

Effective discharge planning can decrease the chances that your relative is readmitted to the hospital, and can also help in recovery, ensure medications are prescribed and given correctly, and adequately prepare you to take over your loved oneʼs care.

What should the discharge plan include?

The discharge process and plan should address the following items:
• Your loved one’s condition and any likely problems or changes that could occur at home;
• A determination of Medicare or insurance eligibility for the recommended discharge services, e.g., rehabilitation, skilled nursing, home health, adult day services;
• Establishment of home care services, and necessary equipment rentals or home modifications;
• Referral to community-based services, e.g., adult day services or case management to help coordinate and manage post-discharge services;
• A review of all medications taken prior to admission and all the medications prescribed to be taken post discharge to ensure no duplications, omissions or harmful side effects;
• A complete written medication list with dosage instructions;
• The teaching and practicing of specific patient care procedures;
• Dates and times of follow-up appointments;
• A 24-hour phone number for the caregiver to call to speak with a health care professional regarding any health and care-related concerns; and
• Transportation home.

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