Every day, people are entering skilled nursing | subacute rehabilitation facilities where they can carefully build up their strength after a surgery, illness, or medical episode. They work with physical, occupational, and | or speech therapies until they’re ready to return home and resume normal life. Perhaps you’ve heard about a friend or neighbor going for a short rehab stay, or maybe you have a personal experience with it.
For many, it can be terribly overwhelming: Your doctor recommends you go to rehab instead of home after an unexpected hospital stay. The hospital social worker presents you with a list of four centers in your area and asks where you would like to go. What now?