Sub-acute care after a stroke
February 23, 2014 6:14 AM Subscribe
The social worker at the acute-care rehab hospital where my mother is recovering from stroke suggested looking into sub-acute care centers. What should we look for?
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My mother has pretty severe impairment on her left side, and needs more time to heal, but the rehab hospital (adhering to Medicare rules) discharges patients when they plateau, or show inadequate improvement from one week to the next.
How can you determine what makes a good sub-acute rehab care hospital? The social worker made a few informal suggestions of places she thinks do good work, and we will of course also ask the physical therapists if they have any ideas. But what sort of questions do you ask the staff at a prospective place? What sorts of things do you look for in the rehab rooms?
Medicare.gov has a helpful nursing home directory with ratings, but I don't see anything there specific to sub-acute rehab care. Everyone expects that my mother will be heading home after this second place, so we're really thinking about rehab rather than a lifetime stay.
She is in northern Ohio, currently staying at a Cleveland Clinic facility in Cuyahoga County, and she loves the staff and doctors there. (Ideally, the next place would be in Lake or Geauga Counties, if anyone has specific recommendations, though I know that's unlikely.)