For those who have had a stroke, heart attack, surgery, or other illness, the road to recovery can be hard. You or your loved one will need constant care and treatment to get back to independent living. Luckily, nursing homes and assisted living facilities offer 24/7 care for short-term patients, too. Around a third of nursing home and assisted living residents are there for short-term rehabilitation. Here is some information to you help you get started in your search for the right rehabilitation center.
Expert treatment will aid in your recovery and help you move home quicker. With the right care, you will be back to your independent living. When searching for short-term rehab, it is important to know that these facilities may have different names including short-term, transitional, and post-acute rehabilitation. They are all the same and have the same goal of getting you back on your feet. After selecting a rehab center, you will meet with the staff. They will give you a medical evaluation to determine your recovery plan.
Plans will vary with different patients. Between the occupational, physical, and speech therapies, the best combination will be determined. For example, a stroke patient may need speech therapy, while a patient recovering from a major surgery needs more assistance with pain. Depending on therapist's availability, you will either have these services daily or several times a week.
There are options for you in the Glendale-area. Do not get overwhelmed. Here are some of the most recommended facilities on SeniorAdvisor.com:
Life Care Center of North Glendale offers a personalized nursing team, along with onsite doctors, for each patient and resident.
Brookdale Arrowhead Ranch offers 24/7 care for both short-term and long-term patients with all the resources at the hospital but in a more comfortable environment.
Bella Vita offers a blend of hands-on therapy and high-tech treatment to keep your recovery moving. There are plenty of activities available to keep you busy during your down time.
Your physician and surgeon will give recommendations on best facilities. It’s always a good idea to ask for referrals and read online reviews before deciding on a facility.
The best rehab facilities will get you moving in the right direction with the best therapy and also the best care. Make sure you ask around to find out about others’ encounters. You will want a facility with a warm, caring staff that makes you feel comfortable. Of course, you also want a clean facility that consistently passes state inspections. Most importantly, check that the facility is Medicare-approved or Medicaid-certified.
You can get your skilled nursing care covered by Medicare. To do this, you will have to use an approved facility and meet the following criteria:
You will need Medicare Coverage A.
You will need days left in your benefit period.
A three-day consecutive hospital stay is required for coverage. However, the first day you are admitted does not count.
Your doctor must prescribe therapy because your recovery merits this treatment.
There are other options if you do not qualify for Medicare. Check into long-term care insurance and Medicaid. If you use Medicaid, the rehab center should be Medicaid-certified. There are services that may not be covered. Be sure to discuss your rehab plan with your physician and see if all items in the plan are covered by insurance. Otherwise, these treatments will be on your dime.
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