Hospital. Rehab. Skilled nursing facility. Home. That’s how discharge works after an acute care episode, or how many patients and family members expect discharge to work. Some patients expect to be discharged straight home into the care of family and home health providers.
For patients on the care journey, moving from one point of care to another can be difficult to navigate. If expectations are not managed by health care providers, the journey becomes even more problematic, leading to additional complications with care.