The first thing Deb, the RN-Geriatric Care Manager, said to me during her "courtesy call" at the hospital was something like:
"Get everything in order at home: fresh sheets and towels on bed and in bathroom; wash laundry, your hair; bring in a supply of groceries; do everything you need to do because you won't have time to do it initially." Excellent advice.
The following suggestions came from healthcare workers in the hospital--
or from what worked well for me:
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