As a Working Daughter, chances are high that at some point you will have to support your parent through a hospital stay – planned or unplanned. No fear! We have compiled all of our advice about hospital stays into this handy guide.
Did you just get “the call?” Maybe your life was moving along at its usual hectic pace and then the phone rang letting you know your elderly parent is sick or fell or was rushed to the hospital. Or maybe you are a seasoned caregiver. You’ve been on the receiving end of that call before and now your pulse quickens every time the phone rings. You’re dreading the next call. Either way, if you have aging parents, you need to know what to do when you get the call that your elderly parent is in the hospital.
Yes, your parent is in the hospital, but your boss is expecting you at work? What to do? Where to go? We’ve got four strategies to help you decide: should I stay or should I go?
Smart caregivers know that the time to develop a hospital the discharge plan is the minute your parent is admitted. Otherwise you can find yourself scrambling to make post-hospital arrangements. Here’s our guide of what to do when your elderly parent is discharged from the hospital.
And to help you with discharge planning, download our hospital discharge checklist.
This is critical. When your elderly parent is in the hospital, you need to know with 100 percent certainty if they were actually admitted or not. We tell you why.
Hospital time is real, and it passes dreadfully, painfully slowly. Not to worry, we have some reading recommendations to help you pass the time.
Is there something you want to know that’s not covered? Leave us a comment and we’ll look into it for you.