Post-Acute Care Smoothes the Transition Between Hospital and Home

With hospitals today frequently discharging patients before they are medically ready to return home, Post-Hospital Care (also called Post-Acute Care or “PAC”) provides the ideal bridge between leaving the hospital and safely returning home. 

Providing Continuity in High-Quality Care

Whether you’ve had an illness, injury or surgery, PAC services provide a continuation of the high quality care that you or a loved one need after leaving the hospital. Leading PACs such as Vernon Manor combine the latest in rehabilitation therapies, advanced technologies and skilled doctors, nurses and therapists to assure that your care is continued in a manner that will achieve a full and speedy recovery. With detailed information from your doctor and the hospital about your condition, medical history and rehabilitation needs, your PAC team works closely with you and your family to create a plan of care that is totally customized to your unique situation and needs.

Effectively Bridging the Gap Between Hospital and Home

According to the article,Bridging Acute and Post-Acute Care, hospitals and health systems recognize they cannot go it alone and are partnering with post-acute care providers to achieve higher quality and lower costs. With quality care and cost savings as key goals, forward-thinking health systems are reaching out to post-acute providers that share the same philosophy and patient-centered goals. Together, they are working toward better communication, smoother patient transfers, and high standards of care.

Another motivating factor for hospitals today is the financial penalties they incur for high 30-day patient readmission rates. Post-Acute Care centers provide patients with the continuation of care they need after discharge, which helps them avoid the need for readmission to the hospital.

The Expertise and Resources to Return You Home Quickly, Safely and Comfortably

Kristi Dougherty, RN, BSN, MSM, MBA, Administrator of Vernon Manor Health Care Center, says, “Recover Right, Vernon Manor’s state-of-the-art rehabilitation program, blends best practices and advanced technology with hotel-quality comforts. Recover Right was designed to meet both the clinical and personal needs of our patients. We recognize that there is more to post-hospital care than just therapy. Our patients also need rejuvenating sleep and recuperative rest. Delicious meals and proper nutrition are also an important part of their recovery.”

“Working together, our post-hospital rehabilitation professionals help to restore movement and function to patients recovering from a variety of illnesses, injuries and surgical procedures, including stroke, heart disease and orthopedic surgery. The goal is always to return them to the highest level of ability and independence possible before they return home.”

“Additionally, our physician specialists work closely with our team of certified physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and recreational therapists to provide supportive rehabilitative care that responds to the unique needs, abilities and goals of each patient. Our therapists also provide patient education to enable recovering individuals to better understand their medical condition, the rehabilitative care they are receiving and what they need to do to stay healthy when they return home.” 

Recover Right provides the very best in top-quality, post-hospital rehabilitation care by providing:

Experience State-of-the-Art Post-Hospital Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care at Its Best

Located in Vernon, CT, Vernon Manor has proudly served the communities of Hartford and Tolland Counties for nearly 40 years, earning a highly respected reputation for delivering outstanding quality care, successful outcomes and exceptional service for our patients, residents and their families. We provide a proven rehabilitation program to enable patients to continue on their path to recovery as well as compassionate long-term care for loved ones who require 24-hour nursing support.

Rebuild. Recover. Renew.

Vernon Manor’s Recover Right Post-Hospital Rehabilitation program provides you with all the support, expertise and encouragement you need to achieve a full recovery and a speedy return home.

For more information on Recover Right Post-Hospital Rehabilitation or long-term care – or to schedule an informative tour at your convenience – please contactour Director of Admissions at (860) 858-5010 or contact us online.