Discharge Planner

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

More Common Terms

  • Chronic disease A disease or condition that lasts over a long period of time and typically cannot be cured, often associated with a disability.
  • Incontinence Total or partial loss of bowel or bladder control or functions.
  • Speech Therapy Individual or group therapy sessions that help an individual overcome communication conditions such as aphasia, swallowing difficulties, and voice disorders.

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