At New England Baptist Hospital, we encourage patients to be actively involved in their care. This includes planning for discharge and the care needed after hospitalization. Your physician may recommend a number of options including home care (physical therapy or nursing care in your home), outpatient physical therapy or inpatient rehabilitation at a skilled nursing facility or rehabilitation hospital.
Your case manager working with your physician and members of the healthcare team will help to determine the most appropriate setting for your recovery. The case manager works as a patient advocate developing a discharge plan which the patient and family can follow to assist with a smooth transition and safe recovery outside of the hospital setting.