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Questions About Short Term Rehab? We’ve got answers.

A version of this article originally appeared on Angie’s List.

Have you heard of short-term rehab, subacute rehab, or skilled nursing rehab, and wondered what that’s all about? Read on for the answers to 4 of your biggest rehab conundrums!

Q: What is short-term rehab?

A: A short-term skilled subacute rehabilitation center provides a structured environment where physical, occupational, and/or speech therapies are available 5 to 7 days per week and the watchful eyes and hands of nurses and certified nursing assistants are present 24-hours per day. Physicians are on site on a weekly or as-needed basis to oversee medications and medical progress, and rehab patients still go out as needed to see any specialty doctors. Subacute rehab may also be referred to as short term Skilled Nursing care and can be provided under the same roof as traditional nursing homes for older adults. Subacute rehab is different than inpatient rehab, which is more intense and includes a physician’s supervision on a daily basis.

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It’s Back to School Time (For You Too!) | 4 benefits adults gain from volunteering with children

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Summer has wrapped up and it’s time to hit the books again. Kids are in their first weeks back at school, and you could be too! Consider volunteering with children.

Why? Volunteering with children is an excellent intergenerational experience. You’ll be sure to learn a lot from them and they will undoubtedly learn a lot from you. Whether it’s a couple days or a couple hours, there are many ways you can contribute. No matter the age – daycare, preschool, elementary, middle, or high school aged – the benefits you’ll experience from volunteering with kids are boundless:

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