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Are You Prepared for Home After a Hospital Stay?


What is post-acute care?

After a hospital stay, you may be told you need post-acute care before returning home. Post-acute care is the next step in your recover after you racute hospital stay which may have included surgery or stabilization from a serious illness or injury. The hospital may discharge you earlier than in the past. You most likely are very ill, weak and have underlying medical conditions that still need to be addressed before returning home.


What is a post-acute center?

A post-acute provider can be one of a wide range of settings. You should choose the one that is right for your specific needs and goals. A skilled nursing and rehabilitation center such as MedBridge offers medical and therapy services to help you get stronger, become more independent and manage your daily tasks. Our goal is to get you home safely and quickly.


What should I look for in a post-acute provider?

When choosing a post-acute provider following a hospital stay, you should look for an experienced leader in providing medical, clinical and rehabilitation therapy services who can work collaboratively with you, your physicians and your health plan to provide state-of-the-art quality of care that is proven to lead to a safe and productive discharge back to your community. Ask for their results in treating patients similar to you.


How do I learn more about MedBridge?

Our admissions team will be happy to meet with you and discuss our services and how they will meet your goals. We can share our success stories about patients with your diagnosis and recovery needs. Read more about how our distinct MedBridge units are designed for shorter hospital stays and developed to help speed your transition home. Or find a MedBridge unit at a Heartland or ManorCare skilled nursing and rehabilitation center near you