Home after hospitalizations can be overwhelming for older adults to manage and may require additional help from their family.This program will help adult-children understand the components of discharge planning and services that may be provided in the home. These may include home health, in-home rehab or wound care; importance of scheduling follow-up visits with surgeons, specialists, and primary care physician; completing a medication reconciliation; picking up ordered prescriptions as soon as possible; ensuring loved ones understand medication and routine changes; assessing and purchasing needed equipment or services (i.e., 3-in-1 commode, pill boxes, shower/tub bench, meal delivery, pharmacy delivery); visiting physicians and assessing and implementing changes in home environment.
Program Speaker: Jennifer Miller
Jennifer Miller, RN, CCM, Ambulatory Case Manager with Mount Nittany Health. She is n RN case manager with Mount Nittany Health. She worked as an inpatient hospital case manager for 7 years with Mount Nittany Medical Center, helping patients and families with discharge planning. She now works as a case manager in the primary care setting addressing social determinants of health that are barriers to receiving necessary medical care