Navigating the System
A Guide for People with Traumatic Brain Injury and Their Families

What is discharge planning?

Sep 24, 2013, 15:52 PM
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When your loved one is ready to leave the hospital, he or she may go to a rehabilitation program, to a skilled nursing facility, or home (perhaps with home health care).

The discharge plan includes medical instructions to the patient and family for the plan of recovery after leaving the hospital.

Some or all of these professionals may be on your multi-disciplinary team:

  • Neurosurgeon
  • Attending doctor
  • Trauma doctor
  • Neurologist
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Therapist
  • Social worker
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