We help patients rehabilitate and go home.
As health insurance and healthcare continues to transform, acute hospital stay length continues to shorten. Now, the average stay is only a few days and it's not enough time to recover — even from many routine surgeries. Skilled Nursing Facilities are the next step in the continuum of patient care after acute hospital stays.
Skilled Nursing Facilities provide therapy and rehab services that used to be done in acute hospital settings years ago. Now days, in the hospital setting, the focus is on the procedures and getting the patient to a stable point medically. This is no easy task.
But patients are discharged from the hospitals quickly — and often times patients are not strong enough yet to do things for themselves, and they're not really at a safe point to go straight home. It's the Skilled Nursing Facility's job to focus on recovery and therapies (occupational, speech, physical). Getting this special next step of care after the hospital helps patients get stronger and more independent before going home. It also decreases the chances of a return to the hospital.
Once a patient has progressed to the point where they're rehabbed and strong enough to go home, the next step in the continuum is home health care. But this cannot happen if they don't have an in-between method of rehabilitation and therapy. We ensure a successful transition.