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Chula Vista Rehab Centers

Finding the rehabilitation treatment after a serious illness, stroke, heart attack, or surgery may not be as hard as you think.  Most nursing homes offer around the clock care and the various therapies needed for a full recovery.  Around a third of patients use nursing homes as short-term care to get back on their feet.  Here is some helpful information to get you started in your search for the perfect place for your recovery.

During Your Rehab Stay

Leaving your hospital stay and moving to a rehabilitation center will help you get back to your home.  You will get the treatment you need to regain strength.  Once you are ready to enter the rehab center, you will receive a medical assessment to determine your recovery plan.  Your doctor will work with the staff to make sure you have the best plan for a speedy and successful recuperation.

Your plan will be customized to your medical needs and will most likely include a variety of therapies such as physical, occupational, and speech.  Your rehabilitation center will also make sure you are as comfortable as you can be since treatment can be intense. Depending on a therapist’s availability and your needs, you may have therapy and treatments daily or multiple times a week.

Where to Look for Rehab Facilities

Your physician and surgeon will give recommendations on where to go for recovery.  It’s always a good idea to still ask people you trust for referrals and read online reviews before choosing a facility.  These two communities have favorable ratings on SeniorAdvisor.com:

Fredericka Manor is Medicare-certified and offers 24/7 care to help you recover. Their Care Center provides comprehensive rehabilitation therapies including speech, physical, and occupational.

St. Paul’s Plaza is a nonprofit senior living community that offers skilled nursing care to get you back on your feet after an illness or surgery.

What Should You Look For in a Rehab Facility?

You want to find a rehab facility that will help you recover quickly and also successfully.  Be sure to ask your friends and neighbors if they have any recommendations.  You want the best medical care from the most empathetic staff to help you stay comfortable.  Be sure to check that the place has passed state inspections and is clean.  Also, check that your choice is Medicare-approved or Medicaid-certified.

Payment Methods

Medicare does cover skilled nursing care under Coverage A if the following criteria apply:

You have days left in your benefit period.

You stay three consecutive days in the hospital (not counting the admission day).

Your condition requires rehab treatment, and your doctor orders therapy.

For those who don’t qualify for Medicare, there are other options including long-term care insurance and Medicaid, which will require all treatment and centers to be Medicaid-certified.  Review your treatment plan with your doctor.  You may need some services that insurance will not cover, and you will have to pay for these expenses.

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