Crisis caused by unexpected hospital discharge of seniors tops our list for phone calls we receive on Friday nights. What do we do? Where do we go? Is there an appeal process? Typically we invoke the mantra “This is not a safe discharge.” But in this article in Kaiser Health News, there are other options as well including calling Medicare on the spot. In Arizona, the number is 877-588-1123. And to avoid being surprised by an unexpected discharge … ask your doctor every day for an update on how long they plan to keep you hospitalized.