The transition from a hospital to another treatment facility or back to the home. A discharge plan is the individualized care plan that coordinates care and services to be continued outside of the hospital with the goal of preventing re-hospitalization.
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Medicare laws say a patient can get post-hospital extended care services only if they were officially admitted to the hospital for three days. Recent application of these laws and regulations have frustrated caregivers and patients alike.
There are 6 legitimate reasons to discharge a resident, but some facilities use other tactics to evict those who are difficult or cannot pay. Learn about the discharge and appeals processes so you can safeguard your loved one’s rights.
When a loved one needs to go to a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation following a surgery or procedure, it can be difficult for family members to know how to handle this transition period. See how you can help your loved one get healthy again.