As a patient or family caregiver, there are several steps you can take to help you be a more informed and effective member of the care team during the transition back home after hospitalization. By knowing what to expect, you may be able to avoid health care complications and re-hospitalization.

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Leaving the Hospital: What you must know

Learn the necessary “survival skills” for leaving the hospital. Read our guide to a successful discharge from hospital care.

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Recognizing
Red Flags

Do you know how to spot warning signs of worsening health and what to do when you spot them?


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Using your Personal Health Record (PHR)

Many patients and family caregivers have found a Personal Health Record helpful in organizing important health information.

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Managing your
Medication

Learn simple tips on how to effectively manage your medication and avoid unnecessary errors.


Are you a Health Care Professional?

If you are a health professional and would like to learn more about training and tools for professionals please click here.

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Health care services for improving quality care and safety of patients during transitions across care settings