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Discharge & Care Planning Resources and Tools

The following links will direct you to a number of articles, videos and specialized web materials to help you navigate your senior loved one’s return home from the hospital and help prevent any issues that might result in readmission.

Returning Home - Maintaining proper nutrition

Information & Guidance on Maintaining Proper Nutrition for Seniors

The following resources can help you find the best nutrition solutions to help keep your senior loved one on the path to good health.

Returning Home communication resources

Resources for Effective Family Communication Around Care

The following links will take you to a number of resources that outline various communications scenarios that can help you and your family come together to provide and/or get the care that your senior loved one needs.

Returning Home Resources

Advice & Educational Resources for Family Caregivers Providing Transitional Care

The following links will take you to many resources to help you, the family caregiver, plan for your senior loved one's return home from the hospital.

Returning Home - Conditions

Information on Chronic Conditions that Contribute to Readmissions

Monitoring care once the senior has returned home by documenting progress and warning signs will help limit the risk of readmission. This section includes information on each condition and practical guidance relating to post-discharge care.

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  • It can be very nerve-wracking when your senior loved one is admitted to a hospital or healthcare facility. And likely, the last thing you’ll be thinking about is what happens when the doctor discharges your loved one.

    But thinking about the returning home process right from the start is one of the best things you can do for your senior loved one. Discharge is a key point in the recovery process. Planning ahead and preparing for a safe return home can mean the difference between readmission and a full recovery. Many issues factor into why older adults are vulnerable to problems at home after they have been in a medical, hospice or rehabilitation setting. In this section we offer you a number of resources, guidelines and tools to help you make your senior’s transition home go smoothly and result in a successful recovery.

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