What is Post-Acute Care? The Benefits of Post Acute Rehabilitation


By Teresa Halverson, Director of Business Development, Destination Health & Rehab

If you or your loved one are recovering from a serious injury, illness or surgery, post-acute rehabilitation can be a crucial step in the recovery process. Short-term rehabilitative therapies (physical, occupational and speech therapy) can help patients regain independence in daily activities, improve mobility, reduce pain, prevent future injuries and independence so that they can return to their normal routine.

While there are many benefits to post-acute rehabilitation, the primary goal is to help patients become more self-sufficient. This is especially important for patients who have suffered from a stroke, heart attack, surgery, Parkinson’s Disease or a serious injury. Participating in a specialized therapy program can help patients regain strength, balance and coordination which results in making it easier to perform everyday tasks. An additional benefit is the emotional support provided during treatment. Recovering from any illness or injury can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Working with experienced and knowledgeable therapists will help provide patients with the support and encouragement needed to stay motivated and focused on recovery.

Nurse making heartSkilled nursing facilities provide a wide range of therapies and specialized treatments to meet the unique needs of each patient. The team of experienced therapists and healthcare professionals work together to develop personalized treatment plans that are tailored to each patient’s specific needs and goals. Whether you choose in-patient or outpatient post-acute rehab, it is important to discuss with your health care provider about the benefits and how it can improve your quality of life.

Destination Health and Rehabilitation is Destin’s newest skilled nursing facility. If you or a loved one needs post-acute rehab services, long-term care or respite care, call 850-654-4588 for a tour or more information.

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