A Checklist for Seniors Before You Go Home from the HospitalNectari
No one likes being in the hospital. Everyone loves healing from home this is especially true of seniors. Evidence shows that most of us recover much better when we are in an environment where we can relax and be comfortable. As one prepares to leave the hospital though there is much to do and there are critical things to think about. A checklist is in order and it is important to remember that you have things to think about to prepare home for the patients’ arrival and information and things to gather before you leave the hospital. You can read more in this Azheimer Society article: http://bit.ly/2wYIUJq
As the senior is preparing to go home there are several things to think about. Family members can help with these. From the simple questions like do I have my house keys to the more complex, like are there groceries in the house they all need to be answered. You can also download the article here: http://bit.ly/2QiYx7p
Before leaving the hospital, there are a number of things you need to remember. From making sure you understand any ongoing medical conditions to a newer diagnosis to talking about prescriptions and follow up plans. Is there new equipment that will be needed at home, community supports? Do you understand who to contact and when? There is a lot to think about as you prepare to leave the hospital so we created a checklist for you.