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Before Getting Discharged from a Hospital

On Medicare? Have a hospital stay of 3 or more days?


If you need therapy after surgery or overcome illnesses and disorders that has affected you daily life, you have options. Medicare recipients who have been in the hospital for 3 days or more can go to a Nursing home, Assisted Living facility or HOME and begin physical therapy. Therapy, will help you adjust to being more mobile before prior hospital stay.


Download and use your discharge planning checklist to prepare yourself for leaving a hospital, nursing home, or other care setting.