You may need more care after you are discharged from the hospital. Some patients need home services, equipment or a short stay in a rehabilitation unit or extended care facility. Case managers and social workers are available to talk with you about discharge needs, as well as other concerns, and to assist with your discharge plan. The phone number for the Social Work and Case Manager Department is 734-655-2929.
You must have someone drive you home or accompany you in a taxi.
Before leaving your hospital room, please be sure you have the following:
- Written discharge instructions and any prescriptions
- Personal belongings
- Any necessary supplies
- Any flowers or gifts sent to you
Before you leave the hospital, your doctor and nurse will give you instructions about your prescriptions (if any), special exercises, care of the area of your operation, normal healing and fluid changes, pain management and when to call a doctor.
Have your driver park in the visitor lot near the hospital entrance. If necessary, ask your driver to come to your room to help carry luggage, flowers or other items to be taken home.
If you are an inpatient, your driver will be asked to bring the car to either the North or South Entrance depending on your room assignment. If you are an outpatient, please have your driver come to the South Entrance.