Discharge Planner - Home Care coordinates the movement of patients between a hospital or skilled nursing facility and a home care or hospice arrangement. Reviews the patient's case and determines the best choice in services and facility to meet the medical and social needs of the patient. Being a Discharge Planner - Home Care ensures a safe transfer to a setting that meets the patient's needs and coordinates necessary services and staff required to complete the transfer. May require a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Discharge Planner - Home Care typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Discharge Planner - Home Care gains exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. To be a Discharge Planner - Home Care typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience.