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 for
3 - 5 hours a day.
Daily - 1 hour sessions for
1 - 3 hours a day.
Does Medicare pay for it? Yes - if you qualify. Yes - if you qualify.
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