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Post-Acute Care

Supporting Patients Post-Hospitalization

Most people look forward to getting out of the hospital, but even after their initial (acute) care has been completed, they may not be well enough to return home. For patients who require additional care when discharged from the hospital, Southwest General offers Post-Acute Services, including:

Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation

The goal of this program is to provide a bridge for patients from inpatient hospital care until they 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.

A Partnership with Skilled Nursing Facilities

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Collaborative is a partnership between Southwest General and specific skilled nursing facilities in the community. The goal of the partnership is to improve communication and better coordinate the care that patients receive from all care providers. When deciding where to go after being discharged from the hospital, patients needing skilled nursing care are asked to consider Southwest General’s SNF Collaborative partners to receive a higher degree of care coordination and a better overall experience.