You can begin the discharge planning process while still at home by arranging for help before surgery:
- Organize your home before you leave for the hospital so you will be able to rest easier upon your return. You won't be allowed to drive after the procedure, so arrange for transportation home with a friend or family member. Discharge occurs at approximately 10 am.
- If you live alone, ask a close friend or family member to stay with you for a few days. Having company and an extra pair of hands around will make you feel safer and more secure during your first days at home. You will need assistance with grocery shopping, meal preparation, and housekeeping.
- If you are employed, you will not be able to return to work for several weeks, so make all the necessary arrangements for extended leave.
Please click here to download the Post-Discharge Patient Pathway, outlining how to manage your recovery at home.
Por favor oprima aqui para descargar instrucciones despues de ser dado de alta describiendo el manejo de su recuperacion en la casa.
More Heart Surgery Guides
- Your First Appointment
- Preparing for Surgery
- Day of Surgery
- In the ICU
- Recovering at Home
- Tips for Family & Friends
For more information, call us at (212) 305-2633 or use our appointment request form.