Our case manager will work with you and your family to plan your discharge from the hospital. Some patients may need to spend some time in an inpatient rehabilitation facility, or a skilled nursing facility, to regain their strength before they are able to head home. Some patients may leave our inpatient unit on Farr 10 and go directly home, with the help of visiting nurses in their community. But in most instances, your family will be able to provide the help you need after discharge. Your caregivers and case manager will help you decide which option is right for you, and make any necessary arrangements.
Home at Last!
When you have recovered enough to be at home safely, have learned how to care for yourself, and your new liver function is stable, you will be ready to head home! Remember, you have traveled a long, sometimes rough road to reach this point. You may feel anxious, frightened and overwhelmed. It will take some time for your energy level to get back to normal and for you to get used to the routines you need to follow to stay well.
Call your transplant team if you have any questions or concerns. And refer frequently to the written material we gave you at discharge and to the information on this web site.