A hospital stay is almost always a difficult event, especially for an older person. But going home is not necessarily much easier. There may be postsurgical wounds to care for, a new diet to implement, new medications to manage, and follow-up appointments to make — and keep. In many cases, the home must be retrofitted with grab bars and ramps to accommodate even a short-term recovery.
Transitioning back to home is so difficult, in fact, that 20% of Medicare patients discharged from a hospital find themselves back in the hospital within the month.
How can we make this transition easier — and safer? By including a stay in a short-term rehabilitation program. A short-term rehab program, like that at Laurel Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center, in the scenic beach town of Keansburg, NJ, can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks, depending on the patient’s condition, and can make all the difference in the patient’s recovery.
In rehab, physical, occupational, and speech therapy are available on-site, in a comfortable setting that is safe, comfortable, and completely organized to promote healing. Because recovery isn’t simply about pain management and skilled care, Laurel Bay treats its residents to delectable cuisine, comfortable rooms, a state-of-the-art rehab gym, and a beautiful and secured outdoor patio.
Our team approach enables us to ensure the proper healing of any wounds, establish any new medication protocols, and generally ease the transition to the “new normal.” By including our residents and families in the development and progress of their individualized care plan up until the day of their discharge, we ensure that the patient and their family are fully prepared — both physically and emotionally — to return home.
Worried about how to pay for short-term rehab? Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance often cover the costs. Our staff is well versed in the nuances of medical coverage for rehabilitation, and we accept all major insurances and the majority of HMOs.
Recovering from a health crisis is difficult, especially for an older person. There is no reason to make it more difficult than it needs to be. Laurel Bay’s short-term rehab is here to help.
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