Today, as increasing numbers of hospital patients are requiring additional recovery support after discharge from the hospital, they are discovering the numerous benefits of post-acute care communities. The advantages over traditional recovery in the hospital setting include lower costs, a more relaxed and comfortable environment and hotel-like services and amenities.

While Post-Acute Care (PAC) services have the same goal in mind (i.e. to help patients recover quickly and safely) there can be significant differences in the resources, medical capabilities and quality of patient outcomes from center to center.

Discover the Difference at Vernon Manor

Kristi Dougherty, RN, BSN, MSM, MBA Administrator of Vernon Manor Health Care Center, says, “While post-acute care services are growing in both popularity and availability, it is important to keep in mind that ‘not all providers are created equal.’ That is, some centers have better capabilities and achieve better results than others.”

“For example, top-rated post-acute care communities around the country such as Vernon Manor typically offer advanced, specialized technologies that have proven highly beneficial in assisting discharged patients with recovery from illnesses, injuries and recent surgeries. Where you choose to recover after you leave the hospital can make a significant difference in the speed and overall quality of your rehabilitation.”

“Therefore, when choosing a center for post-acute care for yourself or a loved one, be sure to select carefully. Expert sources such as the American Hospital Association and Medicare recommend that you look for a center that specializes in the services you need and offers the latest technology and therapies; modern, comfortable surroundings; specialized doctors and certified staff; and documented high quality results for patient recovery measures that meet or exceed national standards.”

Specialized Advanced Technology and Diagnostics Enhance Your Recovery Experience and Results

Patients in Vernon Manor’s Recover Right program enjoy exceptional care with the assistance of specialized advanced technology. Combined with beautiful new patient rooms and common areas, the substantial investment made in innovative equipment, diagnostics and care technologies support Vernon Manor’s efforts to help you rebuild, recover and renew and get you home quickly, safely and confidently.

Examples of Vernon Manor’s leading-edge technologies include:

Novaerus Airborne Infection Control – Patented plasma technology scrubs the air to remove airborne bacteria, pathogens, mold, allergen and odors.
Medline EKG Monitor – Accurately records, stores and shares cardiac rhythms for easy and quick diagnoses and care.
Medline ZOE® Fluid Monitor – A non-invasive monitor designed as an “early warning” monitor for determining changes in the fluid state of patients with fluid management problems.
Direct Supply Doppler Ultrasound – An important tool for clinicians, this is a non-invasive way to provide live audio of blood flow.
PointRight – Supports quality improvements through predictive analytics, with emphasis on enhancing the quality of care for patients and reducing the need for hospital readmissions.
PointClickCare Post-Acute Electronic Health Record (EHR) – Software that allows Vernon Manor to maintain a single, consistent repository of patient information and conduct a central hub to manage clinical, financial and administrative functions.

Exceptional Care Provided in Hotel-Quality Surroundings

In addition to the advantages of our leading-edge technologies, at Vernon Manor you’ll spend your recovery time in the comfort of the area’s most modern and beautifully appointed recuperative environment. Our pleasing patient areas have the look and feel of a contemporary hotel because there’s much more to post hospital care than just therapy. Our new and newly renovated rooms offer rejuvenating sleep and recuperative rest, delicious meals for proper nutrition, and space for privacy and personal time when you need it.

Personalized Care Plans Meet Your Unique Recovery Needs

To speed up your recovery and help you prepare for your life back home, we provide individualized therapy programs that are based on your medical needs, health status, specific physical capabilities and tolerances, and special lifestyle and work needs. Services include, occupational, speech and physical therapy to achieve your highest level of independence, as well as recreational therapy services that enable you to have some fun while you are recovering. Our brand-new gym provides the latest in equipment to make your therapy as pleasant and productive as possible.

Exceptional Results: The Ultimate Measure of Quality

With a proven history of returning patients home quickly and safely, Vernon Manor has consistently demonstrated exceptional outcomes in state and national patient recovery measures and personal satisfaction:

HIGHER therapy gains than the national average.
LOWER rates of 30-day hospital readmission than the national, state and county averages.
HIGHER patient satisfaction than the national average.
LOWER lengths of stay than the state average.

Experience State-of-the-Art Post-Hospital Care and Rehabilitation 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. Consistently top-rated by the nation’s leading quality assessment organizations, Vernon Manor provides the area’s best and most advanced Post-Hospital Rehabilitation program to enable patients to continue on their path to recovery. For loved ones who require 24-hour nursing support, compassionate long-term care is also provided.

Rebuild. Recover. Renew.

Where you choose to recover after a hospital stay can make all the difference in your recovery. Vernon Manor’s Recover Right Post-Hospital Rehabilitation program blends beautifully appointed surroundings, hotel-style amenities, a team of caring, experienced and compassionate professionals and the latest in technology to provide individuals with a variety of conditions and needs with the finest in care, comfort and measurable results.

For more information on Recover Right post-hospital rehabilitation or long-term care – or to schedule an informative tour at your convenience – please contact our Director of Admissions at (860) 858-5010.