As a patient at Catskill Regional Medical Center, a case manager will be assigned to assist you and family members with discharge planning to ensure a safe return home. The case manager will familiarize and educate you on available community resources. Family conferences are arranged through the case manager to discuss your goals and progress. Concerns regarding financial and/or insurance benefits are addressed by the case manager.
The case manager can help you in a variety of ways:
By working with your doctor and other health providers to successfully prepare for your discharge and any necessary after-care. This could include home-care assistance, public health services or placement in a short-term (rehabilitation) or long-term care (nursing home) facility.
By helping patients and their loved ones deal with the impact of illness on their daily lives. This department provides information concerning community healthcare services and facilities supportive and protective services.