We assign a dedicated case management team comprised of both a nurse and social worker to each patient to assist patients and their families. There is no fee for this service. Your case management team member can answer questions and address concerns, both during your hospitalization and assist you in your discharge.
Your case management team member will work closely with your physician and the hospital staff to ensure that you receive the best care possible. Case managers can help with:
- Facilitating discharge planning with your physician and coordinating home health care or, if needed, your transfer to a Long Term Care Acute hospitalization, skilled, intermediate or residential care facility.
- Offering support and assisting in coordinating services for patients in our rehabilitation units who require physical, speech and occupational therapy.
- Case Managers can provide offer emotional support and assistance to you and your family.
- Working with community agencies to provide support and education to patients and their families; they can also help patients in educating on how to prepare advance directives, living wills or durable powers of attorney.
To contact Case Management at St. Joseph or to set up an appointment, please call 816-943-2570.