Specialized Post Acute Services for Patients Too Ill to Return Home
Post Acute Services offer the additional support many patients need when they no longer require the intense level of care provided in the inpatient (acute) hospital setting but are too ill to return home.
At Southwest General, skillled, experienced caregivers offer comprehensive, compassionate Post Acute Services that include:
Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation--Provides a bridge from hospital care until the patient can be released to a skilled nursing facility or home. Patients in Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation are required to have a minimum of three hours of combined physical, occupational, and speech therapy per day, meet certain diagnostic criteria, and demonstrate consistent functional improvement.
Skilled Nursing--Provides short-term care for patients with health problems too serious or complicated for home care or an assisted living setting. Care includes: Rehabilitative physical, occupational or speech therapy; medical treatment prescribed by a doctor; assistance with personal care activities (such as eating, bathing, etc.); case management and social services.
Additional Services for Care and Support
In addition to Post Acute Services, Southwest General provides the following services that help patients transition to home and community or receive the medical care they need: Outpatient Rehabilitation, Home Care and Hospice.
Specially Trained Staff Provide Quality Care, Peace of Mind
Southwest General’s Post Acute Services team of professionals is focused on providing quality care to help patients recuperate as quickly and safely as possible. Each patient receives an individualized plan of care and focused attention from experienced board-certified physicians and specially trained staff. A physiatrist, a physician specializing in rehabilitation care, carefully monitors the care and progress of Acute Rehabilitation patients so that they return home with an improved quality of life, and so that they—and their families and loved ones—can have peace of mind while they recuperate.
We Look Forward to Helping You
For more information about Acute Rehabilitation or Skilled Nursing capabilities at Southwest General, please call 440-816-5050.