Published: July 26, 2007
Updated: Nov. 11, 2010
Most patients can anticipate a three-night hospital stay. Your doctor, physical and occupational therapists, and patient resource manager will help determine what services you will need at discharge.
If short-term placement is needed and you have a facility preference, please contact them prior to surgery. You can arrange a tour and complete the necessary paperwork for post-op admission. If there are no beds at your chosen facility, other options are available in the Durham area and can be arranged for you.
Prior to your surgery, our patient resource manager, Patsy Ward, can assist you with your discharge plans and coordinate the benefits available to you under your insurance coverage. However, you should discuss your anticipated needs with your family or caregivers to help make your discharge a smooth transition. You may call Patsy Ward at 919-681-3730.
The following discharge options are available: