We have all heard the sayings: “Home, sweet home”; “There’s no place like home”; “Home is where the heart is.” Home is a word that conjures up thoughts of peace, comfort, and joy: A sanctuary, or a place of relaxation where one is at ease and generally happy.
Anyone who has experienced a hospitalization will cheer at hearing the physician’s declaration that you can go home. They are often the sweetest and most comforting words. Most medical practitioners agree that being at home also accelerates the recovery time. However, for this to happen there must be a smooth transition of care from the hospital to home. This has been a challenge for many years within the medical field.