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Patient & Guest Guide

How to Choose a Rehabilitation Facility

Rehabilitation can be provided at many different levels - acute rehabilitation hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and long term acute hospitals. These levels vary in cost, hours of therapy, physician coverage, and length of stay. Acute Rehabilitation providers are considered highly specialized when it comes to getting individuals back home and reintegrated in the community. Choosing a post-acute rehabilitation provider is an important decision that affects your recovery journey. In an effort to make the right decision, educate yourself on the differences, ask questions, and compare information. Remember, not all Rehabilitation providers are the same!


What to ask when choosing Rehabilitation:

  • How many hours of therapy will I receive per day?
  • How much one on one therapy do you provide?
  • How much group therapy do you provide?
  • Do you have any specialty equipment?
  • Do you provide weekend therapy?
  • What does Medicare cover?
  • What will I have to pay?
  • How often will I see a doctor?
  • Do you have Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physicians?
  • What is the nurse to patient ratio?
  • What is your average length of stay?
  • What percent of your patients go home?
  • Are you Joint Commission Accredited?
  • Is this a hospital, skilled nursing facility, or long term acute care facility?