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Hospitalrawpixel-487102-unsplash Dear Carol: My dad has been in the hospital for open-heart surgery.  He's now being discharged and will come home with me until he recovers enough to go back to his home where he lives alone. Long-term, his heart problem should be taken care of, and other than that he’s healthy for his age. What I’m worried about is the discharge process and taking care of him after he comes home. People aren't kept in the hospital very long now so families often have more caregiving to provide than in the past. What questions do I ask when Dad's discharged? How do I make certain that I don’t forget to ask something important? – HF

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