Cindy is an RMA Discharge Coordinator
at First Choice Community Healthcare in Los Lunas.
Whether it is an aging senior who requires home aids or a surgical patient who requires acute care, the discharge coordinator in conjunction with the health care team develops a plan for discharge from the hospital setting.
With the help of a discharge coordinator, clients can establish expectations, identify resources and plan for their immediate and long term care.
The next will be Peggy Zach, discharge coordinator
at Peace Harbor Hospital, who will discuss advanced dispositions, living wills and medical powers of attorney.
Crucial additional support was provided by out-of-hours services, discharge coordinators
and volunteers to enable sevenday-a-week discharges and this made a significant difference for the hospitals.
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She has liaised and improved links between patients, ward nurses, discharge coordinators
, social workers, consultants and senior managers and has ensured older people do not stay in hospital longer than required .
At any one time, Sally and her team of five discharge coordinators
are dealing with a huge caseload of patients who each need a tailor-made package of care before they go home, or into residential or nursing homes.
Among these occupations are discharge coordinators
and planners who arrange for medical care after a hospital stay and medical and mental health case managers who assess patient needs and develop plans to ensure that the patient receives appropriate care.