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Discharge

Going Home

Your physician is responsible for giving permission for your discharge. Therefore, it will be necessary for you to have clothing and arrangements made for transportation on the day of discharge.

Please plan to check out by 4:00 p.m. A nurse will inform you or your party if your attention is needed to complete any forms, however, most paper work is completed upon admission. When you are discharged, the nursing unit will call the escort service to assist you to your car. Make certain you remove all personal belongings from your room.

Discharge Planning

Our Outcomes Management Team meets everyday to assist in making plans in advance for your discharge. Together we can assist you and your family members with any needs you may have following your stay here in Somerset Hospital. If you are in need of an extended care or long-term care facility, durable medical equipment, home health care or other rehabilitation services, a member of the outcomes management team can help with the arrangements. There is no extra charge for this service and all information is kept in strict confidence.

Ask your nurse about our discharge planning service or feel free to call us at 443-5108. Anticipating your needs at home is important - Let us help!

Somerset Hospital Home Health

Today’s health care delivery system makes it necessary for many patients to recuperate from an illness or an injury in the home setting. The "move" from hospital to home for the convalescing process provides a more comfortable and appropriate environment for patients, and in turn, assists in keeping health care and insurance costs down - a two-fold benefit to patients of Somerset Hospital Home Health. Additionally, as a service of Somerset Hospital, our program brings the same quality hospital-like care right to you by simply calling 443-4663.

Somerset Hospital Home Health provides a comprehensive range of health care services to patients in their home: Skilled Nursing Care, Occupational Therapy, Medical Social Worker, Enterostomal Therapist, Mental Health Nursing, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Nursing , Speech Pathology, Home Health Aide, Intravenous Therapy .