What can I
expect the first few days after discharge?
Expect a time of transition. You may feel
overwhelmed the 1st day or two after discharge and may even
feel you've made a mistake coming home so soon. This may
occur even after discharge from a rehab or sub-acute floor.
Be patient, and give yourself some time to adjust. Many
patients report that after the 1st day or two of practical
problem solving and establishing a routine, they experience a
change in their progress and notice a definite upward trend
to their recuperation.
During this phase of discharge, usually
within the 1st 24-72 hours after discharge, you will receive
a telephone check-up from your case manager. You will be
asked several questions to establish your progress and
whether your post-discharge home or out patient therapies
have been started. This phone call also allows you to ask any
questions or voice concerns regarding your home situation so
they can be addressed.