Your nurse will assist you in the discharge process which may take few hours to complete the process. Once your final bill is generated, you are expected to clear your dues by paying cash or by a credit/debit card. The nurse will hand over your discharge summary and belongings (like thermometer, urinal bedpan, etc. – used during the course of your stay). She will also explain the medications you need to continue after your discharge and any other follow-up instructions. In case you need a medical ambulance to drop you at your home, then please inform your nurse and she will make the necessary arrangement.
If you need skilled nursing care or physical therapy at home, Case Management/Social Services will help you arrange this service if medically necessary. We also will arrange ongoing hospitalization at a skilled nursing facility or rehabilitation hospital if needed. If you have any questions, please call Case Management/Social Services.
If you are not physically able to return home when you are ready to leave the hospital, you may require acute rehabilitation or skilled nursing care in another facility. If your doctor thinks you will need this kind of care, you may wish to visit several facilities before your admission to VCARE Hospital. Our Case Management staff can assist you with the process.