Discharge Planner

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

More Common Terms

  • Estate Planning Refers to the process of planning for what will happen to an individual's assets in the event of his/her death. This generally requires an attorney's involvement.
  • Geriatric Care Manager Also known as a Case or Care Manager. A professional who provides an assessment of an older adult's capabilities to create a care plan to address housing, medical, social and other needs.
  • Post-acute Care Care provided to an individual after a hospital stay and is often related to that stay.

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