Yes, in most cases. Family counseling sessions typically focus on the patient’s immediate reason for hospitalization, patient safety after discharge, and discharge/follow up care arrangements.
For children and adolescent patients age 18 and younger, family counseling sessions are usually scheduled with the parent/legal guardian at the time of admission and are typically held three or four days after admission. Additional sessions may be held every three or four days.
For adult patients 18 or older, family counseling sessions are usually scheduled with immediate family within three or four days after admission and as needed after that.
Please note: A patient 18 or older must give written consent for family to be contacted and chooses who will participate in the family counseling sessions.