What Is the Benefit of Going to Rehabilitation After the Hospital?

Nov 23, 2022

When a medical condition requires that you have a lengthy hospital stay, the road to recovery extends beyond your discharge from the hospital.

For many medical conditions, most of your recovery happens after you leave the hospital, and that’s why rehabilitation therapy is so important. For more severe cases, inpatient rehabilitation can provide the highest levels of care and give you the best opportunities to make a full recovery.

As overwhelming as the idea of rehab services can feel, your discharge from the hospital means you are one step closer to restoring a high-quality lifestyle.

What Is Inpatient Rehabilitation?

Inpatient rehabilitation is live-in treatment. After a major hospitalization, most patients need follow-up care and therapy to fully recover. Inpatient rehabilitation provides direct, personalized care that combines the needed assistance with a rehab program that aims to restore self-sufficiency.

This care is designed and directed by medical professionals. Depending on the individual circumstances, it can include more than 10 hours a week of physical therapy.

Common Post-acute Care Services

Patients come to post-acute rehab after the hospital with the focus on helping the individual regain their independence to get back home. Post-acute care is a form of inpatient rehabilitation for patients who no longer require critical care services — such as for patients who have been released from the hospital after a heart attack.

These services are designed to help restore functionality, and they often include the following:

  • 24/7 skilled nursing care
  • 24/7 admissions
  • Personalized care plans
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Ventilator weaning program
  • Tracheostomy care
  • In-house dialysis
  • Intravenous infusions
  • Coordinated case management/discharge planning
  • Dietary services
  • Recreational therapy
  • Wound care
  • Psychiatric services
  • Mobile podiatry
  • Medication management
  • On-call physicians
  • On-site dialysis

The Benefits of Post-acute Rehab

When post-acute rehab is inserted between hospital discharge and going home, patients can experience dramatic improvements to their quality of life. Post-acute rehab is designed to restore functionality and independence that can be temporarily hindered due to a severe medical condition.

Most of all, this type of short-term, nursing-level care ensures that you receive care as long as you medically need it and are making improvements to transition to life at home.

Getting Help from Diamondback Healthcare Center

Diamondback Healthcare Center provides post-acute care services for patients recovering from a wide range of health issues after an illness, injury, surgery or cardiac event. With around-the-clock skilled nursing, therapy services, customized health plans, and upscale, luxury facilities, we have everything you need to take the best road to recovery.

Call us at (623) 303-2882 to schedule a visit or contact us online to speak with an expert to get a clear vision for your therapy and recovery. We’ll answer all of your questions and help you determine the best path forward.