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Short term care, or rehab, might be needed at some point for yourself or a loved one – regardless of age or health, people require short term care for a number of reasons. In this guide, we’ll share what short term care is, how it’s used for successful recovery, services offered, reasons people need short term care, how to choose the right facility, and finally, how to transition home once your brief stay is complete.
Let’s begin with the basics – what is short term care? The goal of short term rehab is to help patients make their best possible recovery and regain their highest level of function as quickly as possible.
This is accomplished through individualized and comprehensive treatment and therapy from a multidisciplinary team of rehabilitation professionals.
Short term rehab programs often provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, in addition to 24/7 care. This might include access to physicians, care specialists, and more, depending on the patient’s needs.
Since most short term rehab programs offer intensive rehabilitative therapy, this means that patients spend up to three hours with therapists each day.
Amongst other questions, many patients wonder how long their stay will be in short term care. Generally, the stay will last 9 to 10 days, but it all depends on the needs, goals, and level of health of the patient when they begin a treatment program.
What determines success with short term rehab? There are many factors, but let’s focus on four key components: