Identify Your Coach
It is important that you choose someone who can be your support person during this process.
Make A Wish List
Identify all the things your friends and family could do for you when you are discharged home.
Explore Options for Medical Equipment
Click here to see a list of medical equipment companies.
Begin Your Discharge Plan
Begin your discharge plan prior to coming into hospital. Call your insurance company once your decision is made to have the surgery. Talk with member services and ask about all your benefits.
- What are your home care benefits?
- Who are the preferred providers in your area?
- What are your skilled nursing facility benefits?
- What are your acute rehabilitation benefits?
Identify Options for Transportation
Identify options for transportation from the hospital. You need to be sure that a personnel vehicle is appropriate to transport your home. What are the other options available?
- Private transportation
- Wheelchair van