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Hello!

I’m Jessica! Pediatric turned adult-rehab speech-language pathologist. Avid knitter, nature seeker, tea drinkin', FEES swingin', introverted homebody. Captivated by all things speech, language and swallowing therapy. Thanks for visiting!

Preparing Your Patient To Discharge Home

Preparing Your Patient To Discharge Home

What's the average length of stay for your facility? 

The average in our hospital ranges between 10-15 days so discharges are constantly rolling around.  There is a strong emphasis on thorough discharge planning and patient/family education to optimize the transition back home after a hospitalization.

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This discussion-based activity...

  • encourages patients to plan ahead, review their progress and improve awareness of strengths/weaknesses prior to discharge home.

  • helps to wrap up educational points and brainstorm functional carryover opportunities for trained strategies

  • anticipate and plan for problematic situations

  • breaks down short term goals into achievable steps at home

The completed form can be attached to a memory book, given to a caregiver for implementation or to the home health SLP.

SKILLS TARGETED:

Functional Cognition:

  • Executive Functioning (planning, self-awareness, goal setting)

  • Problem Solving & Safety (decision making, anticipation, solution generation)

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Functional Reading Material Ideas to Use in Adult Speech Therapy

Functional Reading Material Ideas to Use in Adult Speech Therapy