Bridgton Hospital Staff Helps Patients With Discharge Plans
Many patients discharged from Bridgton Hospital are able to return home without any follow-up services. However, some patients will require additional help from medical professionals to make the transition home.
Once your doctor has written a discharge order, you can begin making arrangements to leave, depending on your needs. We encourage patients to ask a family member or friend to help you on the day you leave. A staff member will assist you to the car.
Before you leave, be sure to collect all your personal belongings; double-check closets and drawers. Staff can help you do so. Speak with your nurse if you have anything in our hospital safe.
Your doctor and/or your nurse will provide instructions about post-hospital care. If you have questions about your diet, activities or other matters, please be sure to ask.
Our Case Management department is available to help patients who will need more medical assistance after they are discharged.
We work with:
- Home Health Care Agencies - There are several home health care agencies in our region that can supply nurses/nurse aides, medical social workers and therapists for home health care. Additional home care resources may be obtained by contacting our Social Services/ Case Management Department.
- Medical Equipment Companies -m We’ll suggest durable medical equipment companies that provide a wide range of medical equipment supplies, including oxygen therapy equipment.
- Rehabilitation Services - Bridgton Hospital has a Swing Bed Program for patients who no longer require acute care in the hospital, but who need additional short-term care before discharge. Rehabilitation and specialized nursing care are emphasized. We also can recommend other rehabilitation facilities as needed.
If you have any questions about the discharge procedure, please ask your nurse.