After Your Stay

Going Home

Your physician will generally let you know before you will be released from the hospital. Before your dismissal, it's a good idea to make a list of any questions you may have about your follow-up care.

When your physician has approved your release, your nurse will provide written instructions about your dismissal and follow-up care.

Home Care

Fidelity Health Care offers a comprehensive range of home health care services throughout Southwest Ohio, because they understand that recovery does not end with your discharge from the hospital. Fidelity's clinicians are experienced professionals trained to meet the specific needs of each individual patient in the comfort of home.

Fidelity's services include:

  • Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, home care aides, and rehabilitation therapists
  • Medical social workers
  • Infusion therapy
  • Independent care
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Home care medical equipment

Fidelity also offers chronic care management programs for patients with chronic and life-limiting illness, including congestive heart failure, respiratory disease, and other specialty areas. For more information about home and community-based services, ask to speak with a Home Care Liaison or call Fidelity Health Care at (937) 208-6400(937) 208-6400.

Special Needs/Social Services

The Integrated Care Management staff is available to help you plan for any special care you may require after you leave the hospital. Case managers/social workers can assist you in making the necessary arrangements for additional nursing care, therapy or special medical equipment for your home. Referrals for community services, counseling and support for personal, family, or financial concerns are also available. If you would like to see a member of the Integrated Care Management staff, ask your nurse to contact the department.

Nutrition Counseling

To help you continue your recovery at home, Premier Health offers outpatient nutrition counseling and diet education to help you manage the symptoms of a wide range of chronic diseases. Also known as medical nutrition therapy, this counseling is provided by licensed registered dietitians, with a required referral from your health care provider. Through Premier Health nutrition counseling, you and your dietitian will work together to create an eating plan to meet your health goals, fit your lifestyle, and help you control the symptoms of your medical condition.