Hospital Discharge Management

Pain Management & Rehabilitation located in Peachtree City, GA

Hospital Discharge Management

Hospital Discharge Management services offered in Peachtree City, GA

After spending time in the hospital, having the proper care arranged when you leave is vital. Ara Chitchyan, MD, and his team at American Rehabilitation Associates in Peachtree City, Georgia, provide expert hospital discharge management services that ensure you have all your aftercare in place and know what to expect. Call American Rehabilitation Associates or schedule a consultation online today for help with your hospital discharge management plan.

What is hospital discharge management?

Before leaving the hospital after being an inpatient, you undergo the hospital discharge process. It prepares you for returning home or to another type of facility, such as a spinal rehabilitation center.

The American Rehabilitation Associates team specializes in hospital discharge management for patients requiring neuromusculoskeletal care. Neuromusculoskeletal conditions can affect your:

  • Bones
  • Joints
  • Tendons
  • Cartilage
  • Ligaments
  • Spine
  • Central nervous system (brain and spinal cord)
  • Peripheral nervous system (the network of nerves outside your spinal cord)

It’s important to go through the complete hospital discharge process to ensure you receive the correct care when you no longer need to be in the hospital. Leaving doesn’t mean you’re cured; it means you’re over the acute phase of your illness or you’re sufficiently recovered from surgery to not need intensive inpatient care.

When might I need hospital discharge management?

You would require hospital discharge management for:

Catastrophic injuries

Catastrophic injuries are ones where you suffer severe, life-changing damage. Examples include third-degree burns, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries (SCIs) and paralysis, multiple fractures, and limb amputation.


A stroke is a potentially life-threatening emergency where blood can’t reach your brain. It can cause extensive damage to areas controlling speech, movement, muscle control, and other vital functions.

Musculoskeletal surgery

You might need surgery to repair a fracture, reconstruct a ligament, or replace a joint. Cartilage and tendon repairs and spine surgery are also common musculoskeletal procedures.

What does hospital discharge management involve?

The purpose of hospital discharge management is to give you a structured plan of care that optimizes your recovery. Your hospital discharge management plan includes:

  • A discharge report on your current condition
  • Details of follow-up care required, such as physical therapy
  • List of medications and how to take them
  • Details of any medical equipment you need and how to obtain it
  • Further tests or procedures you should have
  • What to eat and drink
  • How to exercise and activities to avoid
  • Contact numbers for questions or problems
  • Details of follow-up appointments

The American Rehabilitation Associates team tailors your rehab plan to suit your individual needs and situation. They consider factors like the type of injury or surgery you had, how much you can do unaided, and what help you’ll be getting at home.

The team specializes in using orthobiologics like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stromal cells to promote healing.

Call American Rehabilitation Associates to ensure you undergo a smooth, successful hospital discharge management process, or book an appointment online today.