Planning for Post-Hospital Needs
Taking an active role in your health care can result in a better overall hospital experience and a quicker recovery. An individualised plan of care, which involves you, your family, your physician and your General Practitioner, is essential in order to obtain and maintain your best health. Remember, that by asking your physicians and the nursing staff questions about your procedure, medications and the treatment options that may be available to you, you can ease your mind and speed your healing process. Sharing your concerns and questions as early as possible helps your health care team and your physician find the services you need outside the hospital.
When returning home is not an option, we provide assistance with placement planning. Medical Social Workers work with other members of the health care team to help guide you and your family in determining whether you can return home safely. You will be assisted in making plans for additional home support if needed. Discharge options include convalescent care, retirement homes and long-term care facilities (nursing homes). Medical Social Workers can be reached at 441-239-1453.
Ask your nurse for more information about discharge planning for you and your family. We’ll help you to prepare for the right care at the right time.