December 28, 2021

Returning Home: Navigating a Hospital Discharge

Caregiver taking care of senior woman in her bed

A loved one’s discharge from the hospital is a joyous occasion, but it could also be a stressful one if not prepared for his or her care needs.

Consulting with their medical provider and understanding the discharge plan, medications and medical equipment, and level of care is critical for both their well-being and yours.

The Returning Home series of articles offer tips and information to ensure your loved one has the best transition home – where they are most comfortable.


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Create a Plan of Care Beyond Hospital Discharge

Understand your role as a family caregiver before your loved one comes home.

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How to Help Manage a Senior’s Follow Up Appointments

Find ways to keep track of your loved one’s doctor visits, follow-ups, and medication needs.

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Tips on Selecting Home Medical Equipment

What supplies will my loved one probably need? Should I rent or buy it? Check out our tips on selecting medical equipment.

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Where’s the Best Place to Recover?

Make sure your loved one’s discharge plan accounts for their post-hospital rehab and care services.

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Guidelines for a Safe Home Transfer

Be prepared for your loved one’s transition home from the hospital. 

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