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Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Extra time in the hospital to get stronger

Sometimes, your loved one is going to be discharged from the hospital, and you feel that person is not ready to come home. You can refuse discharge. Every state has a quality innovation network quality Improvement Organization. These government agencies help people with Medicare and Medicaid. See www.tiny.cc/QINmap.

KEPRO handles Florida, Georgia, etc. Kepro, 844-45-9708. It is a beneficiary and family centered family quality improvement organization that can help you.

Quite simply, this is how it works and I tried it with my mother a few years ago. The hospital gives a discharge order. You re...


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