Schuyler Hospital wants patients to know that Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance will approve and pay for hospital stays only until you or your family member is considered medically stable. This does not always coincide with a patient’s feeling of “ready” to go home. Rehabilitation and ongoing daily care needs must be met outside the hospital setting. Therefore, each patient should think about their own support systems and the challenges in their home. One or more of the following discharge options might best meet your needs. You may be discharged to:
Home with intermittent home-care services
Home with hospice
Skilled unit or facility
An intermediate care facility (nursing home)
Long-term acute care hospital
The Case Management Department serves as your consultant for discharge planning needs. A Case Manager and a Social Worker is available on each unit of the Medical Center for assistance.
For more information, contact Schuyler Hospital at (607) 535-7121 or