Approximately two-thirds of the patients in any nursing home are permanent residents, meaning that at least a third are in nursing homes to receive specialized care for the short-term. A nursing home has some advantages over a hospital because they cater to the needs of both long-term and short-term patients and the living expenses here are affordable.
Most physicians will recommend that their senior patients receive care from a nursing home or a rehab after they have gone through and are recovering from surgery, a stroke, a heart attack, or even an accident. Here is what to expect from a rehab.
The primary objective of going to a rehab for the short-term is to receive treatment and care for a period and then to go back home better and healthier whether physically, mentally, emotionally or even spiritually. Before admittance into a rehab, the caregivers have to establish whether a patient will receive the proper treatment that they deserve from the rehab and then come up with a care plan if the patient qualifies.
Every care plan is different from the next because a patient's care plan depends on their need and their course of treatment. Some care plans can require seven days of care while others require fewer days.
More often than not, a physician will recommend a patient to a particular rehab, which is a direct way of choosing a rehab. However, if you have to choose a rehab on your own, you can begin by visiting SeniorAdvisor.com, where you will find rehabs such as:
Village Square Nursing and Rehabilitation Center – The rehab department here is amazing.
LifeHOUSE San Diego Healthcare Center – This facility has exceptional caregivers.
Redwood Terrace – This is a relatively new facility with the best of everything.
The rehab you should settle for must have the right equipment and professionals to take relevant care of a patient. The rehab has to have an excellent reputation with everyone who comes across it, whether as a patient, a caregiver, or a family member. The rehab has to have a friendly atmosphere and an excellent environment for recovery, and it should accept the modes of payment that you are most likely going to use.
Private insurance: If a patient has private health insurance, he or she can benefit from partial or total coverage of their treatment bills at the rehab. It is important to confirm with the insurance company the extent of coverage before signing into the rehab.
Medicare and Medicaid: These two are federal government sponsored health covers that apply to seniors and other citizens who meet the requirements stipulated for each. These are an excellent way to reduce your financial obligation in a rehab.
Direct payments: If a client does not have or does not qualify for any of the above covers, he or she can make direct payments using their savings, they can borrow from financial institutions and pay their medical bills, or they can borrow from friends and relatives.
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