Supporting Patients Post-Hospitalization at Southwest General
Most people look forward to getting out of the hospital, but even after
their initial (acute) care has been completed, they may not be feeling
well enough to return home. For patients who no longer require the intense
level of care provided in the inpatient (acute) hospital setting but are
too ill to return home, Southwest General Health Center offers post-acute
care services, including Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation.
Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation
The goal of this program is to provide a bridge from inpatient 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
Patients receiving Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation must:
- Have a minimum of three hours of combined physical, occupational and speech
therapy per day
- Meet specific diagnostic criteria
- Demonstrate consistent functional improvement
In addition to post-acute care, we also offer outpatient rehabilitation,
Home Health care and
Hospice Services to help patients transition to home and community or receive the medical
care they need.
A Team That Puts Patients First
Though your acute care may be finished, that does not mean you will receive
any less attention or care from our staff. We understand how difficult
it is remaining in the hospital even after your primary treatment is over.
Southwest General’s Post-Acute Services team 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
For more information about Post-Acute services at Southwest General, call