We provide continuity of care -- in the hospital and after you depart.
Your physician directs the medical treatment you receive at the hospital. There are several departments that work with your physician to make sure you're receiving appropriate care.
We review treatment plans to ensure care is being delivered in the most appropriate setting, and approval for care is obtained when required by third-party payors (insurance companies, and government programs like Medicare and Medicaid). Your care manager will coodinate care during your stay, and provide referrals and assistance in arranging for home care services, durable medical equipment, and community services, as needed. You or your family may contact us at (810) 667-5593.
Social workers are available for counseling, and assistance with senior services, arranging financial assistance and placement in rehabilitation and assisted care facilities. Social Work can provide you with information about Advance Directives and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care. An Advance Directive allows you to express your wishes about the care you want to receive if you are unable to state your wishes. The Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care allows you to appoint a family member, friend or other individual to be your advocate, and see that your wishes are carried out if you are unable to state your treatment wishes. For information about Advance Directives and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, call (810) 667-5578.
There are times when difficult choices must be made about course of treatment. If you or a family member have questions about ethical decisions and treatment, you may request an Ethics Consult by calling or (810) 667-5599.