Going home after a hospital stay can be unnerving. It's a good idea to coordinate as much as possible before your return.

Here are some pointers from the Naval Hospital in Camp Pendleton, California...

Make sure that you have written instructions regarding your discharge and at-home medical routine.

Take all prescribed medications at the assigned time.

Ensure your home environment is conducive to your recovery.

Avoid using steps unless you are instructed otherwise.

Choose a bedroom that's close to a bath room if you are staying in bed.

Keep a phone and phone numbers handy for emergencies and medical questions.

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