Daily Caregiving Tip. Hospitals: Discharge and Follow-up

Tip 115.  In reviewing the discharge paperwork, be sure all verbal instructions are included as well.  Make sure all specifics are included in the discharge paperwork.  For instance, the number of hours of physical therapy recommended should be specific instead of just a general order of “follow up with physical therapy.”

The tips posted this week are from the Hospitals: Discharge and Follow-up chapter of 365 Caregiving Tips: Hospitals, Care Facilities and Hospice, Practical Tips from Everyday Caregivers