At St. Luke's, discharge planning begins when you are admitted to the hospital. Our goal is to have a safe transition from the hospital to your home or transitional care. Many insurance companies, such as Medicare, require that patients meet specific criteria to remain in the hospital. Discharge planning is designed to prepare you and your family, so you don't have to make a rushed decision about what happens after you leave the hospital.
Your St. Luke's care team will work with you on discharge planning to ensure that you have the services and support to meet your needs during your recovery.