My typical day at work involves discharge planning for a host of different patients. Many with no pay source. Many of my patients are severely impaired due to stroke, trauma, cardiac disease etc. I meet with families, make discharge plans, send referrals to rehabs or to hospice. Try to assist families with finding Assisted living facilities, set up - more... home health and ensure that future doctor appointments are made in order to avoid re-admission.
I have learned a lot about the community resources in our area and how to be creative in discharge planning.
The hardest part of my job is sitting in f ... - less