After a few days in the hospital, whether it's after surgery or illness, you might not be ready to go home. Short-term rehab can help.
During rehab you'll receive physical, occupational and/or speech therapy along with nursing care. The state-of-the-art tools and equipment in our therapy gym will help you regain the strength and mobility you need to return home as quickly as possible.
As your strength and mobility increase, your confidence will too. When it's time to go home, you'll be mentally and physically ready to be successful.
"Because of the people at Knute Nelson, I have a chance." -Jim, former Short-Term Rehab patient
Short-term rehab is designed to get you ready to be safe and thrive at home.
Patients in short-term rehab have typically undergone a procedure or suffered an illness.
Whether you’ve had surgery, an injury or you’re recovering from an illness, you’ll need time to recover and heal. You’ll also need to regain strength and mobility. That requires one or more therapies. Here are a few sample scenarios:
What circumstances can be considered Short-Term Rehab:
You’ll be evaluated when you enter short-term rehab: what can and can’t you do? What can you do but only with help? What was your life like before your injury, illness or surgery?
You’ll work with your doctor, therapists, care providers - and your family if you wish - to set reasonable goals.
Your team includes a number of medical professionals who work together on your care:
How long Short-Term Rehab last depends on the time it takes to achieve your goals. For example, a knee replacement might take a few weeks. A stroke might take months.
To be eligible for a Medicare paid stay at Knute Nelson, you must meet the following criteria:
Following a hospital stay and admission that meets the above criteria, you are eligible for a benefit of up to 100 days*. It is especially important to remember the requirement that you must need and receive skilled nursing care or rehabilitation services on a daily basis.
*Not every resident will qualify for the entire 100 days of coverage. Determination is made on an individual basis and according to Medicare guidelines.
The Knute Nelson Care Center is honored to provide care for our community's Veterans. Our contract with the VA helps ensure that those who have served us receive the care and support they need when they require short-term rehabilitation.