How Can Hospitals Improve the Discharge Process?
Last night, our Hot Topic segment aired on Your Caregiving Journey. Our panel of family caregivers (Jane, Bette, Richard and ejourneys) answered this question: How can hospitals improve their discharge process? (You can listen to our show via the player below.)
The panel shared great ideas, including having the hospital staff email the discharge papers to the family caregiver, have one staff member (rather than several) handle the entire discharge process, and have the hospital staff schedule the follow-up doctor’s appointment for the caree.
ejourneys also suggested that you ask for copies of your caree’s flow sheets. You may incur additional costs for the copies but you’ll have more information about the care given during the hospitalization.
What suggestions would you add? Please share in our comments section, below.
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