Going Home

Preparing for Discharge

Once your physician has determined that you are ready to go home, our staff will give you discharge instructions and pamphlets that help you care for yourself following your hospital stay. Be sure you are clear about discharge instructions, including medications you need and information regarding a follow-up visit.  Make sure you are given a phone number to call if you have any questions. 

For your safety, we will provide wheelchair transportation to the lobby exit where a family member can safely pick you up in the car.  Be sure to gather all of your personal belongings and ask for any valuables you may have in our safe in the administrative supervisor's office. 

Please know that River Oaks Hospital's case manangement department will work to give you and your family access to all available services that  help advance your recuperation and rehabilitation. Our discharge planners assess each patient at the time of admission and follow their care until discharge. 

River Oaks Hospital's case managers can assist with coordination of the discharge plan and any of the following if needed:

  • Nursing home or assisted living facilities
  • Working with your insurance company
  • Home health care
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Rehabilitation Transportation
  • Hospice
  • Community resources

Our case management department office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  To speak with one of our case managers, please call (601) 936-1016.