In Six Words, What's Your Story About the Hospital Discharge?

Denise

In Six Words, What's Your Story About the Hospital Discharge?

Denise
My father was in the hospital recently and discharged home last Monday. (He and my mom live in an apartment about 10 minutes from me.)

With every hospitalization comes a new discharge experience. This time, my dad was discharged with a prescription for new med that cost $1,000 and which insurance wouldn't cover. The pharmacist wouldn't fill it so my dad had to wait a few days for the doctor to prescribe a different med.

The hospital discharge process never ceases to amaze me. The process, which I can only describe as inefficient and clunky, often leads to more work for us.

For this six-word story, let's write about the hospital discharge process. Share as many stories as you'd like in our comments section, below. Share a story by July 6 for a chance to win a free registration to our summer school classes, which take place during the week of August 7, 2017. I'll announce the random winner who gets a free seat in our six classes which provide a break from caregiving stress on July 7.

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Denise

Congrats to <a class='bp-suggestions-mention' href='https://www.caregiving.com/members/lillie/' rel='nofollow'>@lillie</a>, who won! Looking forward to seeing you in class, Lillie!

Lillie Fuller

Yes, you have to go now! \r\nTomorrow insurance pays. You leave today!\r\nLotion, tissue, diapers! Stuffed in bag!

CathyJ

When we discharged Mom from the hospital last time, it took awhile because I was persistent about understanding her new meds. She is on oxygen and we had forgotten to bring her portable with us because we changed cars. Not a crucial issue because she isn't required 24/7 but we usually have it with us. The hospital balked at the last minute and said they wouldn't release her because we didn't have the portable in our possession and they didn't have any portables in stock. I said really? It wasn't until 3 days ago (in her 11 day stay)...that you had her on oxygen when she was out of her room....and then because I kept asking...I think we are good...give me the waiver to sign.....and we were able to leave. :)

Lillie Fuller

Another Folder? More Papers? Seriously? Sheesh!

Lillie Fuller

Oh MY Gosh! It takes FOREVER!