For most people, admission to, treatment and discharge from the hospital will be successful and they will return to their usual way of life very quickly through the provision of an accurate diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitative service(s).
Some people will need additional help to enable them to do so. Identification of these needs begins on admission in the form of discharge planning. Discharge planning continues throughout the hospital stay as needs are identified and care is planned to meet those needs.
Case Management and Social Services work with you, your family, your physician(s), nurses and rehab staff to arrange the care needed following your hospital stay including home care, nursing home care, rehabilitative care, other in-patient or out-patient treatment and other help.