WHEN IT’S TIME TO LEAVE
Caring for you even after you have left our care
During your stay, your doctor and the staff will work with you to plan for your discharge.
Although we do everything we can to make your stay as comfortable as we can here at CMC, we realize that there is simply no place like home. Home is where the next phase of the healing process begins.
Our Case Managers can provide you with information about home health care, medical equipment, skilled nursing facilities, transportation, Meals-on-Wheels and other community resources.
We also offer assistance regarding Medicare, MediCal, Social Security, State Disability and Worker’s Compensation.
When you are ready to leave the hospital, your doctor will write your discharge orders. Please make sure you understand your discharge instructions. If you do not understand your instructions, your nurse can provide further information or your doctor may be called to clarify the instructions. Call your family or a friend ahead of time to arrange for a ride home or ask you nurse for assistance in arranging transportation.
To avoid additional hospital charges, please plan to leave by 11:00a. Please check your room carefully before you leave to be sure you have all of your personal belongings.
Also, be sure you understand your doctor’s instructions. If you have any questions, please ask your nurse.
Your nurse will assist you in gathering your belongings and check to make sure you return home with all items that you had upon arrival to the hospital, including any valuables that you may have in the hospital safe.
In order to make sure you are discharged in a timely manner, please be sure to arrange transportation ahead of time or ask your nurse for assistance.