Caregiver And Patient Hospital Discharge Checklist

Discharging home from the hospital can be scary. Having a good checklist of things to cover in the hospital can help with a good transition back home and reduce the chances of future hospital stays. When your doctor or care team start bringing up discharge from the hospital, a little planning can go a long way. Here are some key things to consider as you prepare to discharge. Ask your care team for clarification if you do not have a clear answer or a good understanding of what is expected of you.

Hospital Discharge Checklist:

Coming back home from the hospital can be disorienting and overwhelming. Making sure you have the right support at home and thinking about your day to day before you get home can help make this transition much easier. Discuss your discharge with your doctor and listen to her advice on what she thinks is best. Then discuss detailed discharge plans with your discharge planner so you can ensure a safe discharge back home. Planning can help you get back on your feet quickly and get back to your normal level of functioning.

Even if you do not qualify for hospice, Lenity Light Hospice can assist with discharge planning. We are embedded in our service areas and have developed numerous contacts and partnerships. We work closely and are aware of support services that you may qualify for. We are happy to make an introduction, without any fees, to allow you to get the care you need.

Care management support services are available throughout the community, but these companies charge for their time which can become expensive and challenging on a limited budget. We feel strongly about giving back to the community and helping anyone who crosses our path in any way we can. If you are having difficulty in getting the support you need, give us a call and allow us to help you.

Medicare Discharge Planning Checklist. Click on file to download.