Discharge planning is the process of preparing you to go home, to a nursing home or to another level of care following your hospital stay. Planning for your discharge begins as soon as you are admitted to the hospital, in order to ensure that you, your medical team and your family work together for the safest and most appropriate discharge possible.
If you have any questions about your discharge from the hospital, please ask your nurse or call us at 308.568.8507.
Your discharge checklist
- I have received discharge instructions.
- I know my diet and nutrition recommendations.
- A follow-up appointment and my physician office number have been provided.
- I have my current list of medications.
- I know what prescriptions need to be filled.
- I know the signs and symptoms of stroke and to call 911 early.
- I have all my belongings. I remembered to check the nightstand and closet.
- All my questions have been answered.
- I know my personal risk factors, and I can control them, to help avoid a repeat stroke.