Discharge Planner

A social worker or nurse who assists a patient with health care arrangements following a hospital stay.

More Common Terms

  • Transferring The ability to move in or out of a chair, bed or wheelchair. This is one of the activities of daily living.
  • Rehabilitation Treatments for individuals who have suffered a stroke, brain or spinal cord injury, or pain that cannot be controlled by medication alone. This also includes return-to-work programs or occupational rehabilitation, which help individuals regain skills...
  • Activities of Daily Living Assessment An assessment of an individual's physical and cognitive functions to determine if he or she can still complete activities of daily living. Assessments are performed by geriatric case managers, social workers or other similar types of professionals.

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