Discharge: Thought Disorders Unit
We begin planning for discharge at the start of each individual’s stay; our goal is to get your loved one into a less-intensive level of care as quickly as possible. We have a dedicated discharge coordinator on our treatment team. They are responsible for building a comprehensive, individualized discharge plan to ensure your loved one’s mental health needs are met once they are out of the hospital.
Due to the nature of psychotic disorders, we find that many of the individuals we serve benefit from some sort of structured program when they are ready to discharge. Often, discharge plans may include your loved one attending the Harry Stack Sullivan Day Hospital at the Sheppard Pratt Towson campus. Learn more about the Sullivan Day Hospital here.
We also secure housing within trusted crisis bed programs or group homes for many of the individuals we serve; learn about our crisis bed program here.
Our discharge coordinator will also work to secure outpatient appointments, and our nurses ensure each patient has a sufficient supply of medication when they discharge from the hospital.