What happens when my family member is ready to leave?
When the treatment team makes the decision that it is appropriate for the patient to be discharged, the family is contacted. The patient, family member and members of the treatment team may meet to discuss the patient’s aftercare. Depending on the patient’s condition, an outpatient treatment plan is developed and explained to the family. Many patients go home on medications, and it is vital that these medications be taken on a daily basis. Patients are discharged from the main lobby of the hospital at the front entrance.