The Road to Independence

 

While all residents are unique, initially most need assistance in performing a number of daily living activities.

 

Because you are healing, expect to interact with certified nurse assistants (CNAs) more frequently as they help you with your personal needs. Licensed nurses will distribute medication and monitor your progress.

 

Many residents obtain physical, speech and occupational therapy assessments that will lead to a determination about the level of rehabilitation that is needed to reach a safe level of independence.

 

While a variety of factors will affect your length of stay, most short-term patients require two to four weeks of assistance before heading home.

 

During your stay, the dietary team will determine your eating preferences and nutritional needs, and make any necessary modifications.

 

The business office will work with your insurance carrier to manage your stay.

 

The social services department will work with home health and your family to develop an appropriate discharge plan.

The site is managed by the California Association of Health Facilities which provides resources, advocacy and education to health care professionals who work in skilled nursing centers.

 

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