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Durham Rehab Centers

You can easily find the rehabilitation treatment you or your loved one need after a severe illness, stroke, heart attack, or surgery to go home safely. Most nursing homes offer 24/7 medical care along with various therapies needed for a full recovery. Let us help you start your search for the best place to recover in the Durham area.

Your Rehab Stay

Leaving the hospital and moving to a rehabilitation center will help you get back to your previous lifestyle more quickly and safely.   As you begin your search, you may see that some facilities use different names for these services such as transitional, short-term, and post-acute therapy.  They are all the same service. Once you are ready to enter the rehab center, the medical staff will evaluate your current condition to create the best plan for your recovery.  Your doctor will work with you and the medical team to make sure you gain strength, endurance, and mobility.

Each patient receives a customized plan based on his or her condition. Different types of therapy include physical, occupational, and speech.  Your rehabilitation center will also make sure you are as comfortable as you can be during this intensive treatment. You may have therapy daily or multiple times a week.

Beginning Your Search

Your physician or surgeon can offer suggestions based on services you need.  It’s still always important to ask for referrals and read online reviews before choosing a facility.  Here are a few of the top-rated facilities on SeniorAdvisor.com in the Durham area:

Hillcrest Convalescent Center believes you need to trust your physical therapist to help your rehab move smoothly. The therapist also makes sure that all patients have the tools and equipment they need to return home successfully.

Brookdale Durham offers skilled nursing for short-term stays as you continue to heal from surgery, injury, or illness. You can also enjoy prepared meals and activities to make your stay more enjoyable.

Your doctor will most likely have recommendations and may have a special relationship with a community.

What to Look for in a Rehab Facility

You want to find a rehab facility that will help you recover quickly and help you return home safely.  Be sure to ask your friends and neighbors about their experiences both good and bad.  Verify that the place has passed state inspections and is clean.  Also, check that your choice is either Medicare-approved or Medicaid-certified.

Cost Coverage

Medicare may cover rehabilitation under Coverage A with the following conditions:

You have days available in your benefit period.

You stay three consecutive days in the hospital after the admission day.

Your doctor prescribes rehab and orders it is essential for your recovery.

For those who don’t qualify for Medicare, there are other options including long-term care insurance and Medicaid. Review your treatment plan with your doctor and verify your insurance covers all the recommended services. You don’t want a surprise bill.

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