Avoid Hospital Readmissions

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Avoid Hospital Readmissions

Do you find yourself being admitted into the hospital on a regular basis?

  • Know your discharge plan.
  • Ask questions before being released, and ensure you know what to do if you notice symptoms.
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  • Become educated on how to prevent complications and what dangerous symptoms to look for.
  • Schedule regular follow-up appointments, so doctors can monitor your progress.
  • Be informed about your medicine and how to take it properly.
  • Evaluate the status of your health a few days after being released from the hospital and contact your doctor with any concerns.
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  • If able, verbally repeat your doctor’s instructions back to the doctor to ensure full comprehension.
  • Ensure that your doctor has evaluated all of the drugs that you are taking, prior to and after your hospitalization to prevent dangerous interactions or overdose.
  • Obtain detailed written and oral instructions regarding your medication from your doctor.
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CILCP’s Living Well Navigators can assist you with accessing appropriate medical supports and services, etc. Learn about Living Well With A Disability »

CILCP’s Living Well Transport Services can assist you in traveling to regular doctor’s appointments. Visiting a doctor regularly can help prevent the need for emergency services. Learn about Living Well Transport Services »

The following information has been collected by Living Well With A Disability from various sources to provide individuals who would like to live well with their disability suggestions for preventative healthcare. While we believe this information to be accurate, we make no guarantees. All individuals should consult their personal physician regarding preventative healthcare and prior to making any health decisions.

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