What if I'm not ready to return home?
After a hospitalization, if your doctor does not think you are ready to return home, you may be sent to either Acute Rehabilitation or Sub-Acute Rehabilitation. The most important difference between these two types of rehabilitation is the amount of time you can tolerate doing therapy.
|Acute rehabilitation||Sub-Acute Rehab|
|Where is it done?||Rehabilitation Hospital||Skilled Nursing Facility/Nursing Home|
|Do I stay overnight?||Yes||Yes|
|What type of equipment is used?||Treadmills, exercise bikes, balls, weights, and more.||Treadmills, exercise bikes, balls, weights, and more.|
|On average, how often does it occur?||Daily - 1 hour sessions
3 - 5 hours a day.
|Daily - 1 hour sessions
1 - 3 hours a day.
|Does Medicare pay for it?||Yes - if you qualify.||Yes - if you qualify.|