When you are admitted to Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center, you will be asked questions to help the healthcare team identify if you will need additional assistance after you are discharged from the hospital. We will work with you, your family and physician to plan for your discharge during the entire time you are in the hospital.
Your physician will determine when you are ready to go home and will provide you with written authorization of discharge. At that time, your physician or nurse will review any instructions for follow-up care with you. You will receive a copy of these instructions.
We ask that you plan to have someone available to take you home at time of discharge.
Your discharge plan may include information about:
- Foods to avoid with your medicines
- Use of equipment
- Available community services
- Care of your incision
- Activities of daily living
- Safety measures
- Follow-up appointments and care
- Special diet
- Pain management
- Financial concerns
- Lifestyle changes, such as stopping tobacco use.
TMC to Home
Because we are concerned about your well-being, Thomasville Medical Center has launched TMC to Home to help patients recently admitted to the hospital successfully care for themselves once discharged. The program assigns a specially-trained nurse case manager to assist a patient who has recently been to the hospital with congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease / emphysema (COPD), diabetes, pneumonia or a heart attack. Learn more about TMC to Home »