Right Transitions: Hospital Discharge Programs

When you get the call that Mom or Dad is being discharged, Right at Home has a number of Hospital-to-Home programs to help. Our RightTransitions® programs are developed for your family's particular needs, and may include:

  • Pre-discharge hospital consultation with a Care Planner
  • Understanding your hospital discharge recommendations
  • Transportation from hospital to home
  • Setting you up at home: grocery shop, errands, meal preparation, equipment
  • Medication pick-up
  • Nursing visits
  • Personal care and assistance
  • Medication review
  • Nurse Care Manager communication between the hospital, specialists, pharmacy, family physician and family members.
  • Ongoing support and care

My first client was 89-years-old, and I ended up staying with her 24/7 until she passed away at the age of 92. I used to read the Bible to her, and we sang songs together because she used to be a choir director at her church. She wanted me to sing her favorite song – 'The Old Rugged Cross' – at her funeral. I did. I was with her when she took her last breath. It was such a sacred moment. I’ll never forget it. It just cemented this whole career for me and made me realize this was what I wanted to do.

Karen Stevens, 2009 RightCare Winner