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Next Steps

in Your Care

Good news! Your health condition is stable or improving and you no longer need to see a doctor on a daily basis. Spending some time in a skilled nursing facility is often the next step in your recovery so you can obtain 24 hour nursing care and access to rehabilitation, including physical, occupational and speech therapy.

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It often takes time for the hospital to obtain a release from your physician and coordinate transportation to the facility, and you may arrive after business hours.

Upon admission, you will be thoroughly examined by a nurse who will document your vital signs, pain level and range of motion.


You or your representative will be asked to sign paperwork and a consent form for treatment.


Within the first week, members from the facility care team will meet with you to review your individual plan of care, which will include a discussion about the appropriate time of your discharge to a lower level of care.


Remember, most residents recovering from a serious illness experience a combination of days where there are challenges mixed with days of progress.


If you have concerns or unmet needs, direct your comments to the licensed nurses, director of nursing, or social services staff.

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