Returning home from the hospital

When returning home, the patient gets a list of medications and, if necessary, prescriptions and assistive equipment.

You will be discharged from the hospital in a controlled manner in collaboration with the hospital, home care and Nestori – Guidance and Service Counselling for Senior Citizens. When you arrive at the hospital, we will already make a preliminary estimate of when you could return home. We will make a plan to discharge you from the hospital 2–3 days before you return home.

When you return home, we will make sure it is safe for you. If necessary, a nurse from the patient discharging team makes an assessment to find out if you need help to live at home. If you need help at home, the nurse contacts the municipal home care and ensures that you get the necessary support at home. Rehabilitation may continue at home if necessary.

The discharge team will help you if you need help to return home. We provide short-term assistance during the first two or three days after return to home.