What is Short-Term rehabilitation?

Short-term nursing care centers provide housing, medical and rehabilitative therapies to people of all ages recovering from illness, injury or surgery in order to successfully transition from an acute care hospital stay to home. Rehabilitative therapies provided at short-term rehabilitation centers may include physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapy. Short-term rehabilitation may also be referred to as “Skilled nursing care”. Care and therapies provided in this setting may be covered by Medicare.