What is post-acute care or rehab care?
Post-acute care facilities, also called rehab facilities, provide services that enable patients to regain their strength and return home. Patients receive these services after hospitalization for surgery, injury or illness. Post-acute care is chosen upon discharge and leads to a lower likelihood of being re-admitted to the hospital thanks to set short-term rehabilitation goals. Some of the services provided at a post-acute care facility include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and skilled nursing care.
When choosing a therapy team for your post-acute or rehab care it’s essential to find one with years of experience and knowledge. The Bluffs has a dedicated post-acute care unit team to provide exactly that to the rehabilitation residents. Tori Moore, executive director for The Bluffs, says caring for seniors and assisting in their healing process is extremely rewarding. “Making a real difference by improving a person’s quality of life is the most fulfilling part,” Moore says. “Seeing the people we serve with warm smiles, feeling better, and on their way to achieving their goals is what this is all about.” There is a 24-hour dedicated team to help patients achieve the highest functionality and reduce the chances of going to a hospital. Whether it’s rehabilitation, therapy or skilled nursing care, The Bluffs is committed to helping patients on their journey toward optimal health and well-being. “Our excellent outcomes and low hospital readmissions rates make us a ‘preferred post-acute provider’ for the University Hospital,” Moore says. The Bluffs ensures that individuals receive the personalized care and support they need to recover and regain their quality of life.