If you or your loved need rehabilitation after an illness, stroke, heart attack, or surgery, you can search for rehab facilities or a nursing home that offers short-term care. Rehabilitation care gets you ready to return home by regaining strength, mobility, and endurance. Most nursing homes offer similar 24/7 medical care as a hospital along with various therapies needed for a full recovery. Let us help you start your search for your rehab facility in or near Lubbock.
Most patients are not quite ready to return home after a hospital stay and require more services and care to make the transition. The rehab center will begin your treatment by evaluating your current state and then creating a treatment plan. Your doctor will review this plan and make sure the treatment will help you recover quickly.
Each patient receives a customized plan based on medical necessity. Available therapy includes physical, occupational, and speech. Your rehabilitation center will also make sure you are comfortable because treatment can be intense at times. Based on your needs and the therapist’s availability, your therapy may be every day or a few days a week.
Your physician or surgeon will most likely give you recommendations for rehab. You should still review online feedback and ask around for referrals. There are several options for rehabilitation care. Here are a few of the top-rated Lubbock facilities on SeniorAdvisor.com:
Mackenzie Place provides care following a surgery or illness with a specialized nursing team. With this skilled team, you can help prevent complications as you heal.
Brookdale Shadow Hills offers short-term stays with skilled nursing and restorative care for those seeking quality medical rehabilitation in a warm, inviting setting.
Brookdale Remington Park also provides short-term rehabilitation with 24/7 care and all the needed therapy for recovery and a successful transition home.
To return home safely and quickly, you need to find the right rehab facility for you. Be sure to ask your friends and neighbors about their experiences both good and bad, so you know places to check out or avoid. Ask for state inspection reports to review any violations, and review how clean the facility is. Ensure your choice is either Medicare-approved or Medicaid-certified.
Medicare may cover rehabilitation care expenses under Coverage A with the following conditions:
You were in the hospital three consecutive days after admission day.
You have days available in your benefit period.
Your doctor orders rehab and deems 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 ask if all services are eligible for insurance coverage. You will have to pay for any ineligible treatment out of your pocket, if your insurance doesn't cover the cost.
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