Today, many hospital inpatients have to leave the hospital before they are totally recovered and ready to return home. Many of these patients can benefit from Post Acute Care (PAC), which provides them with a means to complete their recovery in a less costly and more pleasant environment.

Choose Carefully for the Best Results

Kristi Dougherty, RN, BSN, MSM, MBA, Administrator of Vernon Manor Healthcare Center, says, “Where you choose to recover after you leave the hospital can make a significant difference in the quality and speed of your recovery process. When you’re choosing a provider for post-acute care, it is important to select carefully.”

“By taking some time to research your options, you can find the PAC that is most qualified to meet your particular needs for a full recovery. Be sure to choose a provider that specializes in the services you need and offers high quality rehabilitative care, the latest technology and therapies, comfortable surroundings and documented results for patient recovery measures.”

Key Factors to Consider in a PAC Center

According to Medicare, the American Hospital Association, and other expert sources, there are certain important factors that patients and their families should consider in selecting the right post hospital care center. They include:

• High-quality patient recovery outcomes and high patient satisfaction
• Specialized services for the type of post hospital care you need
• A full-time Registered Nurse (RN) in the center at all times
• The center is Medicare/Medicaid-certified and multiple insurance plans are accepted
• Personalized Care Plans
• A clean and attractive environment
• A choice of food items at each meal
• Outdoor areas for patient use
• Quiet areas where patients can visit with friends and family
• Family-friendly visiting hours
• Wellness-centered activities

Ms. Dougherty adds,“When you are evaluating PAC options, don’t be reluctant to ask questions. It is your right to request and receive the information you need to make the best decision. If a post-acute care provider seems reluctant to discuss this information with you, it should probably be seen as a red flag. You might also want to request a personal tour of the center.”

“Recognizing how important these various factors are to patients’ comfort, confidence and recovery, leading healthcare centers such as Vernon Manor focus on all of them as priority areas in which to excel.”

Discover Post-Acute Care with Exceptional Quality, Comfort and Results

Recover Right post-acute care at Vernon Manor blends beautifully appointed surroundings and a team of caring, experienced and compassionate professionals with the latest in technology to provide patients and residents with the finest in care, comfort and results.

Comprehensive Services. Excellent Outcomes.

Recover Right treats patients with a variety of medical and post-surgical conditions, including, but not limited to:

• Orthopedic and Joint Care
• Pulmonary Care
• Stroke Rehabilitation
• Cardiac Rehabilitation
• Respiratory Care
• Post-Surgical Recovery
• Wound Care

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:

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

Hotel-Quality Surroundings and Amenities

At Vernon Manor, we realize there’s much more to post hospital care than just therapy.

Our patients also need rejuvenating sleep and recuperative rest, delicious meals for proper nutrition, and personal time and space for themselves. Our new and newly renovated rooms encourage patients to rebuild, recover and renew in complete comfort.

When you trust Vernon Manor for your care, you’ll experience:

• Hotel-quality private and semi-private rooms
• A spacious and modern rehabilitation gym
• An enhanced Patient-Choice dining experience that includes Dining Room or At-Your-Service in-room dining from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., as well as a Hospitality area with beverages and hot or cold food choices
• A revolutionary Airborne Pathogen Control system and Air Freshness system, which eliminates 99.9 percent of airborne pathogens, viruses and bacteria

Personalized Care Plans and Therapies for Your Successful Transition Home

To prepare you for life back home, we provide customized therapy programs, as well as recreational therapy services that enable you to have some fun while you are recovering, including:

Occupational, speech and physical therapy to help you prepare for your needs at home
• Therapeutic recreation activities, from music and cultural programs to computer and internet access
• All Vernon Manor rehabilitation therapy services are also offered on an outpatient basis after you return home to ensure consistency of your care

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