EXPLAINING NEURO/STROKE REHAB AND SHORT TERM/SKILLED NURSING CARE

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EXPLAINING NEURO/STROKE REHAB AND SHORT TERM/SKILLED NURSING CARE

Short Term Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facilities Typically Provide The Following Types of Care

Therapies for victims of brain or neurological trauma including rehabilitation from back surgery, spinal cord injury, stroke, Parkinsons Disease and multiple sclerosis. Patients sometimes spend months away from home and loved ones. Now, the transition from hospital to home can happen in just a matter of weeks.

Comprehensive Neuro/Stroke Rehab begins with a thorough neurologic and physical evaluation of the individual. The evaluation should result in an individualized coordinated treatment plan geared to ensuring recovery and improvement with the skills needed for daily living and activity. A Neuro/Stroke Rehab program should incorporate intensive monitoring and therapies as recommended by consulting neurologist and therapists.

Focusing on the transition between hospital and home requires a holistic approach to treatment planning. The treatment team evaluates the patients home and the other environments important to them, developing recommendations for adaptive equipment and the training of its use, and guidance/education for family members and caregivers. This person-centered approach focuses on adopting the environment to fit the person, thus making the person the most important member of the team process.

In addition to Neuro/Stroke rehab mentioned above, short-term rehab facilities have comprehensive programs such as: Orthopedic (hip, knee, shoulder, amputations); Cardiac (heart surgery, valve replacement, heart transplant, heart attack, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); General Medical (end-stage renal disease (ESRD), cancer recovery, medically deconditioned patients).

Selecting a Short- Term Rehab or Skilled Nursing Care Facility can be a difficult process but there are many helpful guides available. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services publishes a rating system which evaluates every facility participating in the Medicare system. The system measures recent health inspections, nursing staff hours and clinical outcomes. You can find these ratings and more by visiting http://www.mediacre.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html

The personal and professional care of most these facilities allows you and your loved ones to enjoy peace of mind.

Editors note: This article was submitted by Notre Dame Convalescent Home- A CARING Place Between Hospital and Home

Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc.
76 West Rocks Road, Norwalk, CT 06851203-847-5893
email: www.ndch-sstv.org
www.ndch-sstv.org

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