Continuing Care and Discharge Planning
Discharge planning includes arrangements for home health care, placement in rehabilitation centers and nursing homes, and home medical supplies. Assistance is available by asking your doctor or nurse about arranging to meet with one of the medical center’s social workers.
Upon leaving the hospital, your doctor will work with hospital staff and professionals in your community along with you and your family in order to continue your care. As long as you agree that we can share information about your care with them, we will coordinate our activities with your caregivers outside of the hospital. In addition, you can expect to receive information, and where possible, training about the self-care you will need when you go home. The success of your treatment often depends on your efforts to follow medication, diet, and therapy plans.
If you have any questions please contact Stephanie Blackburn, Continuing Care Manager, at 910-592-8511.