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Skilled nursing facilities help seniors back on their feet

Skilled nursing facilities help seniors back on their feet

Medical advances are changing how—and where—patients recover after illness and injury, and industry publications are examining the new roles rehab centers play in helping seniors’ get back on their feet after illness and injury. Healthcare News recently wrote an article about this topic and turned to Wingate for insight and expertise. In the article, Regional Marketing Director Heidi Hevey, RN highlights the important role skilled nursing facilities play in helping patients rebuild their strength and overcome new physical limitations before returning home. Chief Operating Officer Tamilyn Levin notes the importance of skilled professionals being a part of any patient’s recovery.

With a variety of rehab options available, considering the best avenue of care can be difficult. Kurt Wheaton, Administrator at Wingate at Norton, discusses the difference between home and facility care in his most recent monthly column. Before deciding on the best recovery option, he recommends seniors speak to their healthcare providers and check insurance coverage.

No matter what choice seniors make, it’s important that seniors and their family members take the time to understand their recovery and rehabilitation requirements. Wingate Healthcare provides numerous rehabilitation options for seniors; from skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation to post-acute and long-term care, our nurses and physicians understand that each recovery plan must be individualized.