Hospital Discharge Planning
Hospitals often discharge patients before they are ready to live independently. Additionally, some patients would rather recover from the comfort of their home, instead of remaining at a hospital for a longer period of time. Regardless of your reasoning, Kinkaid Private Nursing Care can help you or your loved one transition from the hospital back to normal life, all from the comfort of your home. Moreover, our team of nurses has decades of experience caring for patients upon discharge, so we can customize your discharge plan to meet your unique needs given your specific case.
What is Hospital Discharge Planning and Why Would I Need it?
Hospital discharge planning refers to the detailed planning of a patient’s release from a hospital and the care they receive upon returning home. Hospital discharge planning has the following overall goals:
- Creating a smooth transition from the hospital back to normal life.
- Getting you out of the hospital as safely and quickly as possible, so you can recover from the comfort of your home.
We discuss what a thorough hospital discharge plan should look like below when we outline the overall content of our care, but let’s first look at the reasons one would need a hospital discharge plan. Patients generally need a thorough hospital discharge plan if either of the following are true: