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Planning Care After Hospital Discharge

Before you leave the hospital, your doctor or nurse will talk with you about the possibility of follow-up care in your home, if needed.

What Does Follow-Up Care Include?

Before you leave the hospital, if your doctor thinks you need follow-up care in your home, a visit by a nurse will be arranged. During the nurse’s first visit with you in your home, she will meet with you and your family or caregiver to discuss what kind of assistance you’ll need. These health care professionals all are part of the Fidelity Health Care team and are ready to assist you at your home. You, your caregiver and your nurse, along with input from your doctor, will determine your plan of care and if insurance coverage is available.

What if I Decide Later that I Need In-Home Care?

If it is decided that you won’t need help at home, but then you realize that you do, that help can be arranged in one of several ways:

Call us at (937) 208-6400(937) 208-6400 or (800) 946-6344(800) 946-6344. We’ll discuss the care options available to you and determine if your insurance will pay for it. Because in-home care requires a doctor’s order, we can help obtain that order. If you don’t have a doctor, we can help you get one.

Two days after discharge a Premier representative will phone you to ask how you’re doing. If you decide you need help of any kind, it can be arranged then.

Two weeks after discharge a Premier representative will phone you again to be certain your health is improving as expected. In-home care can be arranged at that time if you decide it would be beneficial.

How Can I Get the Equipment I Need?

Find out more about obtaining equipment—everything from wheelchairs to oxygen to a hospital bed.