What Is Skilled Nursing Care and Rehabilitation?
When it comes to determining the right level of care for you or your loved one, there is rarely an easy way to do it. The decision itself is often fraught with feelings and can be complicated by the unique circumstances every family brings to the table when considering questions of this nature. However, knowledge is power, as they say, and Livwell Seniors is happy to help with a high-level introduction to the basics that will leave you feeling prepared to take whatever step is next in the journey ahead.
After experiencing an acute illness or injury, you or your loved one may need a place to rehabilitate before being able to return to their previous living situation. In this case, skilled nursing care and rehabilitation is the ideal choice. This type of care provides short-term care after an acute injury or illness. The purpose of this type of intervention is to provide rehabilitation so that you or your loved one can return to the lifestyle enjoyed before the illness or injury.
Skilled nursing care and rehabilitation provides short-term care after an acute injury or illness. The purpose of this type of intervention is to provide rehabilitation so that you or your loved one can return to the lifestyle they enjoyed before the illness or injury. A typical stay in this setting is a week to 10 days, dependent on progress. This type of care is often situated inside a nursing home setting but is dedicated to the act of rehabilitation to return to independence.
Anyone who needs to rehabilitate after an illness or injury.
Consider This Scenario
Mike, a 75-year-old man, fell and broke his hip. Despite living independently in his house before the fall, he requires skilled nursing care and rehabilitation to regain his independence after the injury. The rehabilitation setting provides daily therapy to expedite Mike’s healing process, along with ample medical intervention. After a two-week stay in the facility, Mike can return home and resume his normal way of life.
Covered by Medicare and/or Medicaid.