The discharge process can vary among hospitals. However, the majority of medical facilities follow straightforward lists of procedures that must occur before seniors go home. Depending on your senior loved one’s reason for being hospitalized, you may need to meet with a team of doctors or arrange for therapeutic services before your loved one is discharged. While this day is exciting, it’s also a little worrisome. Rising hospital readmission rates suggest you could potentially be forced to bring your loved one right back to where he or she was before returning home. Learning as much as you can about current hospital discharge and readmission issues allows you to do what you can to keep your loved one at home.