Subacute rehab usually takes place at a nursing home or skilled nursing facility (nicknamed “SNF” – pronounced sniff). Therapy lasts 1-3 hours a day. It is temporary. You can stay for a day or for 3 months. It depends on how weak you are. It is often covered by Medicare.
If you need more therapy before you return home, acute rehabilitation may be right for you. Acute Rehabilitation usually takes place at a hospital that specializes in rehabilitation. Therapy is more intense and you must be strong enough to qualify.