Preparing to Leave Saint Clare's
Getting Ready to Go Home?
As with treatments, tests and procedures, your discharge will be ordered by your physician. The physician or nursing staff will discuss your discharge with you.
Important information includes:
- Instructions about new medications you will be taking
- Instructions about continuation or discontinuing other medications you were taking prior to your hospitalization
- Any special dietary requirements, physical activity, follow-up physician visits, and other pertinent information to further your recovery.
Please ask if there is something you do not understand. When all arrangements are finalized, an attendant will assist you in leaving the medical center. Your case manager will provide you with a list of local providers to review should you require any additional services.
Case Management and Social Work Services
Shortly after your admission to the hospital you may be contacted by a Case Manager/Social Worker to discuss discharge planning. These are dedicated and compassionate professionals who are knowledgeable regarding services and facilities within Morris and Sussex Counties and its surrounding areas. They will be happy to assist in making your discharge from the hospital as safe as possible. If you have questions or concerns, please notify your nurse who will contact a Case Manager or Social Worker for you.