Quite often, short-term care at a rehabilitation center or therapy at your home is needed after a stay in the hospital. Depending upon your care needs, a stay in a 24-hour skilled nursing facility or intermittent care provided by a Home Health agency may be right for you.
To help you get a better understanding of the healthcare services you might need, we've outlined care options for seven common healthcare situations here.
What happens if you return home from a Medicare-covered stay in an acute care hospital or skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, then find that you need to be readmitted for additional attention?
How do I know if my dad should go into a nursing home?
People who live in nursing homes may require help with daily living activities such as getting out of bed, eating, bathing, dressing, and using the bathroom. Your dad's doctor, as well as other members of the healthcare team, family members, and close friends can help you judge whether nursing home care is best for your loved one. If possible, you also should include your loved one in these discussions.