Preparing for Your Discharge
You and your family will prepare for discharge by observing and actively participating in treatment sessions, training during scheduled therapy times, discussions about medications and other health car needs. Staff will help you and your family evaluate the placement of household items, bathroom set-up, doorway width and other factors that affect a successful transition back to your community. We also recommend and help you obtain any special equipment you may need.
Your case manager/social worker will work with you in scheduling any training that your family or other identified caregivers may need to attend, as well as discuss services available once you are situated at your next location.
You may be able to go on a pass, which will help you practice newly learned skills in a real-life setting before you are discharged. “Rehabilitation passes” may include therapy activities in the community or at your home with your family.
Upon discharge from your inpatient stay at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, you can continue rehabilitation at one of St. Luke’s outpatient clinics conveniently located throughout the Spokane area. Please see page 21 for a complete list and map.
St. Luke’s hosts several support groups to assist patients, their family members and care givers in the transition back into the community. It’s an opportunity to discuss important topics, share experiences and learn from others. For a list of times, please call the support group hotline at (509) 473-6681 or visit www.st-lukes.org.
Day of Your Discharge
On the day of your discharge, your nurse will help you prepare to leave once your doctor has indicated you are ready for the next step in your journey. Our scheduled discharge time is 11 a.m. so you have ample time to get settled at home. Your case manager or social worker will coordinate discharge related needs or services you may need upon your arrival at your next location. You may speak directly with your case manager, social worker or nurse for assistance.
Your Input is Needed
We welcome patient and family feedback and encourage you to complete the patient satisfaction survey. Your formal Press Ganey survey will be mailed to your home within a few weeks of your discharge and phone survey conducted 90 days after your discharge.
We ‘strive for fives’ indicating very good, and if we’re not hitting the mark of excellence during your stay, we want to hear from you immediately to resolve any concerns.