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By Staci Warsaw, vice president, transitional services
It is important for you to know that you have a choice when it comes to choosing a short term rehabilitation facility. You will likely receive a recommendation from your discharge planner or social worker.
If you are being admitted from a hospital or if you are deciding to enter a rehab facility from home, you may speak with your physician or friends. Some individuals may use helpful internet sites including medicare.gov to review and compare various rehab sites. It is helpful to be aware of key areas to know when assessing a facility since the decision is usually made in a short period of time.
If you have time to visit a rehab facility, here are some helpful questions to ask:
Once you access the facility it is important to review discharge practices, including:
The rehab decision and process is very important but can be simplified with an understanding of the key points to consider during the consideration and discharge process. Once you choose your rehab facility, the patient and family can then concentrate on the essential part of regaining their strength and returning to their previously enjoyed activities.