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Reno Rehab Centers

For those who have had a stroke, heart attack, surgery, or other illness, the road to recovery can be challenging. You will need constant care and treatment to get back to independent living at home.  Luckily, some nursing homes and assisted living facilities offer 24/7 care for short-term patients, too.  Around a third of nursing home 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 in Reno.

Know What to Expect

The right treatment will help you move home quicker. With the proper care, you will be back to your independent living.  When searching for rehab, it is important to know that these facilities may have different names including short-term, transitional, and post-acute.  After selecting a rehab center, you will meet with the staff for a medical evaluation to determine your recovery plan.

Plans will vary with different patients.  For example, a stroke patient may need speech therapy, while a patient recovering from a major surgery needs more assistance with pain.  Depending on therapists’ availability, you will either have these services daily or several times a week.

Where to Look for Rehab

There are options for you in Reno.  Here are some of the most recommended facilities on

Atria Summit Ridge won’s 2017 Best of Senior Living Award. Atria Summit Ridge offers you a retreat to recover after surgery with beautiful views of the Sierra Mountains.

Sky Peaks also won the’s 2017 Best of Senior Living Award.  Enjoy all the amenities of long-term residents as you work on your transition.

Rosewood Rehabilitation Center helps you transition back into the community after your stay.  With a personalized approach, Rosewood works with you and area doctors and hospital to get you back home safely.

Your physician and surgeon will give recommendations on best facilities.

Set Criteria

The best rehab facilities will get you moving in the right direction with the best therapy and also the right care.  Make sure you ask around to find out about others’ encounters and read online reviews. Check that the facility is clean and ask to see state inspection reports.  Most importantly, make sure that the community is Medicare-approved or Medicaid-certified.

How to Pay

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 need days left in your benefit period.

You must stay in the hospital for three straight days.  However, the admission day 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 insurance may not pay.  Be sure to discuss your rehab plan with your physician and see if insurance covers all the services. Otherwise, these treatments will be on your dime.

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