Your discharge plan begins upon admission to the rehabilitation unit. You and your family’s expectations and goals are important in determining discharge plans. Please make sure that you let the staff know your goals and ideas for discharge. Your rehabilitation team works with you to develop the appropriate rehabilitation plan to meet your needs after discharge i.e., in home therapy, outpatient therapy or admission to a higher level of care.


Discharge Steps

  1. On the day of discharge, the physiatrist will give you a prescription for a 30-day supply of your medication.
  2. You will see your personal physician within 2-3 weeks after discharge from the rehabilitation unit. Your personal physician may renew or change your medication as needed. You will be given appointments with your personal physician at discharge and a follow-up visit with the physiatrist if needed.
  3. The case manager will help arrange for any services, therapy and adaptive equipment recommended by your rehabilitation team. Should home health services be needed, arrangements will be made prior to discharge.
  4. You will receive instruction from nursing regarding medication, appointments and treatments.
  5. Your therapists will outline your home-therapy plan and recommend home health or outpatient therapy.
  6. Normally, you will be discharged sometime after 10 a.m.