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Can You be Discharged from the Hospital on a Weekend?

Yes, you can, but this is rarely the case. Most hospitals discharge patients during the weekdays. Research finds that people discharged from the hospital on the weekend are nearly 40 percent more likely to be back on Accident and Emergency…
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How Can I Prevent Early Discharge from the Hospital?

Extended hospital stays are less and less common today. Factors such as innovations in health care that speed recovery, pressure from insurance companies to keep costs down, and availability of online procedures and tests have considerably shortened hospitals’ stays. Most…
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What Happens if You Leave ER without being Seen?

People check-in ER and leave before a physician can see them for many reasons. Some people leave after the nurse’s triage, convinced that they are already feeling better or that their condition is not that serious. When a nurse tells…
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Can You Walk Out of ER without Being Discharged?

Yes. You can walk out of the ER without being discharged. For example, you may come to the ER and find every bed filled, the staff running around, and face hours of waiting in the emergency waiting room. If you…
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What Happens If You Leave a Hospital Before Discharge?

You cannot be kept in the hospital against your will. The hospital can be liable for “false imprisonment” if hospital staff and officials attempt to prevent you from leaving before hospital discharge. However, it would be best to discuss your…
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What are the Types of Discharge in the Hospital?

If you need little or no care after leaving the hospital, your discharge is called a minimal discharge. If you need additional specialized care after your discharge from the hospital, this type of discharge is called a complex discharge. If…
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Who Discharges Patients from the Hospital?

When you no longer need inpatient treatment, you will be discharged from the hospital. Many hospitals have discharge planners or coordinators who help with the discharge process, coordinate the information, and help you find caregiver organizations in the community. While…
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What Does “Discharge from the Hospital” Mean?

Discharge from a hospital involves a process of leaving the hospital after the treatment. You will be discharged from a hospital when you no longer need to receive inpatient treatment for your illness or injury. Nevertheless, your hospital discharge does…
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Everything You Should Know about Discharging from a Hospital

People usually go to the hospital to treat an illness or injury, so hospitals are typically associated with a disease, pain, and stress. Going to the hospital is linked to the fear of the unknown, concern about their own health,…
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Letters & Postcards We Receive From Clients

Many of our clients become more than just clients or friends, but we consider them family. Working in the home care field is not easy, and the small little tokens of appreciation like this just make our day. Many of…
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Devoted Guardians'
Response to COVID-19

Devoted Guardians is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus. As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed.

While most cases of COVID-19 are mild, causing only fever and cough, a very small percentage of cases become severe and may progress particularly in the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. Because this is the primary population that Devoted Guardians serves, we understand your concerns and want to share with you how our organization is responding to the threat of COVID-19.

We are following updates and procedures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) State Department of Health, local and county authorities, the Home Care Association of America and other agencies and resources. Our response and plans may adjust according to the recommendations from these organizations.