Escondido Post Acute Rehab is here to be a vital part of your continuum of care from hospital to home! Our interdisciplinary team is here to support you towards achieving this goal!
Escondido Post Acute Rehab's team includes:
Registered Nurses on duty, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), and Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs)
Rehabilitation Therapies including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Pathology.
Therapeutic Recreational Activities
And... your attending physician and their physician assistant or nurse practitioner.
Our team is available to admit patients everyday. It all starts with a referral from a hospital case manager or a physician's office. Once we receive the relevant, current medical and health insurance information, we quickly determine if we will be able to meet patient's needs; usually in less than 15 minutes!
As health insurance and healthcare continues to transform, acute hospital stay length continues to shorten. Now, the average stay is only a few days and it's not enough time to recover — even from many routine surgeries. Skilled Nursing Facilities are the next step in the continuum of patient care after acute hospital stays.
Skilled Nursing Facilities provide therapy and rehab services that used to be done in acute hospital settings years ago. Now days, in the hospital setting, the focus is on the procedures and getting the patient to a stable point medically. This is no easy task.
But patients are discharged from the hospitals quickly — and often times patients are not strong enough yet to do things for themselves, and they're not really at a safe point to go straight home. It's the Skilled Nursing Facility's job to focus on recovery and therapies (occupational, speech, physical). Getting this special next step of care after the hospital helps patients get stronger and more independent before going home. It also decreases the chances of a return to the hospital.
Once a patient has progressed to the point where they're rehabilitated and strong enough to go home, the next step in the continuum is home health care. But this cannot happen if they don't have an in-between method of rehabilitation and therapy. We ensure a successful transition.
Healthcare is a continuum — it's really all one system. We're simply an extension of acute hospitals. People used to receive extensive procedural and rehabilitative care, all contained within a hospital — but laws and practices have changed the way things work. Patients today are discharged from the hospitals quickly.
We are the next logical step in care. In fact, you could almost think of it as if we were part of a hospital. Even today in an acute hospital setting, you move from different units within a hospital for different elements of care. A patient progresses from the ICU to a different care unit in the hospital after they've improved. After this point, the patient often still needs therapy to relearn skills and/or strengthen.
We are here for patients to get them strong and back home healthfully. This also helps reduce hospital readmissions, which often happens with patients when they don't receive the care they need to rehabilitate adequately.