Whether you've undergone surgery, faced a serious illness or are managing a specific medical condition, our short-term rehabilitation services are available to support your recovery and help you regain your independence.
At our state-of-the-art Health Care Center in Cedar Rapids, IA, you'll receive tailored care from a team of experts in a warm and comfortable residential setting. Our onsite program director and interdisciplinary team of highly skilled rehab professionals will work with you and your family to develop an individualized plan to get you back to an active life in your own home as quickly as possible.
Your doctor may recommend short-term rehabilitation care if you have medical issues or conditions that require around-the-clock medical care and support. Short-term care fills the gap when you’re discharged from the hospital but can’t manage independently in your home setting.
Support services include care while recovering from serious illness, post-surgery care, care after joint replacement, cardiac and pulmonary care, respiratory rehabilitation, IV therapy, and acute and chronic wound care.
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It can be helpful to think of short-term care as temporary care for the purpose of rehabilitation. The intent of short-term care is to help someone recover from an illness, injury or surgery so they can return to their active, independent lifestyle. Usually, short-term care fills the gap when people are discharged from the hospital but are not yet able to manage on their own in their usual living setting. Services include medical care and monitoring by a team of doctors and nurses, along with therapeutic services (occupational, physical and speech therapy) to help people regain their independence and quality of life. The rate of recovery varies from one person to the next, so the duration of short-term care might last anywhere from a couple of weeks to several months. Compared with the clinical and often impersonal setting of a hospital, senior rehabilitation centers offer a more comfortable, welcoming environment for people while they’re recovering. Medicare and many private health plans may cover some or all of the cost of short-term rehabilitation services. Coverage depends on a number of factors, such as the duration of care; whether the care was preceded by a hospital stay; and whether the care is required for recovery from an illness, injury or surgery (versus care for a chronic health condition).