A person who helps patients when they’re ready to leave the hospital or inpatient facility. This person coordinates a patient’s care during a move from one facility to another, or from a facility to the patient’s home.
The individual who assesses a patient's need for treatment after hospitalization in order to help arrange for the necessary services and resources to ensure an appropriate and timely discharge.
a nurse that coordinates all the facets of a patient's admission/discharge
A discharge planner is the professional staff member of a hospital or nursing home who locates the necessary services that a patient will need when they are discharged.
A social worker or nurse who assists patients and their families with health care arrangements following a hospital stay.