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Discharge Planning

Prior to a resident’s discharge from our facility, our rehabilitative professionals and Respiratory Therapist make sure they’re ready for the challenges involved with returning home with a trach or home vent. In addition to outlining personalized exercise plans and guidelines for safely performing daily routines, our therapists will make sure each patient can manage stairs and other obstacles related to returning home. Our Respiratory staff will ensure family and caregivers have a complete understanding and skills to provide care for their loved one. Our social workers may arrange for wheelchair assistance or other assistive devices, and our nutritionists may go over dietary issues that could impact a full recovery. If applicable, our nurses will provide information on wound care and medication management. All this will ensure that once they leave our facility, residents will be adequately prepared to resume optimal functionality and independence.