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.
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.
Executive Functioning (planning, self-awareness, goal setting)
Problem Solving & Safety (decision making, anticipation, solution generation)