As the fear of the Coronavirus is spreading globally, patients who have been discharged from hospitals need to find a post acute care facility to recover.
Patients should be tested for COVID-19 prior to discharge to any post-acute setting, regardless of whether they were treated for the infection or not.
A Healthy Hospital Discharge During the Coronavirus
As a guide for successful hospital discharge, remember these following items to stay safe and calm during this time.
Have a Support System
Stay safe and healthy by having a supportive caregiver help you with the transition.
Remain diligent on hand washing and keeping your clothing clean.
Improve your health
Keep calm during the transition and consult your physicians and caregivers on ways to improve your health throughout the process.
Ask for Written Discharge Instructions
Getting a written discharge of instruction will help you and your caregiver understand your needs to get you back to optimal health.
What South Coast Post Acute is doing to Prevent the Spread of Viruses
South Coast Post Acute currently has no patients that have been discharged with or staff infected with the Coronavirus.
This is due to our strict policies to counteract the spread of the virus. This includes:
- Regular disinfecting of patient rooms and common areas
- A continued hand washing policy is implemented for all staff and physicians after treating patients
- Use of disposable latex gloves during all patient interactions
- Screening the health of staff before entering the facilities
To keep it this way, we have instituted a no visiting policy until further notice.
Prevention and care can go a long way in keeping patients protected.
At South Coast Post Acute, we are committed to caring for those within our post-acute care community.
In a time where health concerns are at an all-time high, our knowledge of medicine and tools can make a difference.
For more information on South Coast Post Acute, please call or visit our website.