Through our Home First approach to discharge planning, QCH works with community services to support patients to return home following an acute care stay. The move to a Long Term Care Facility (Nursing Home) is a social process that should occur from home rather than during the crisis of a hospital admission. Patients should be given the opportunity to return home where they can continue their recovery, potentially improve and perhaps avoid or postpone a long term care admission. The Home and Community Care Support Services assists patients to plan for long term care placement from home. For more information, please speak with your QCH social worker.