Medical Services

Skilled Rehabilitation Program

 
 
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What is Skilled Rehabilitation?

Pointe Coupee General Hospital offers a special program designed to provide skilled nursing and therapy care for patients who need continued care beyond an acute hospital stay. This program, called the Skilled Rehabilitation Program, allows a patient extra time in the hospital to recover from illness, injury, or surgery before returning home. Upon admission, a plan of care will be established and will be reviewed every 7 days or as needed. Qualified staff will insure treatment plans are tailored to your individual needs.

Skilled Rehabilitation includes nursing care, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and/or social services.

Skilled Rehabilitation is also referred to as "Swing Bed” or "SNF”. More information and frequently asked questions about skilled rehabilitation and swing beds is available.

Services Provided Include

  • Recovery from a stroke or accident

  • Post-operative rehabilitation

  • Respiratory treatments

  • Extended therapy after joint replacement surgery

  • Wounds requiring special care

  • Intravenous therapy or medications

Criteria for admission to skilled rehabilitation

  • The patient must have a hospital stay of at least 3 consecutive days within the past 30 days.

  • Skilled care services must be related to the same condition for which the patient was treated in the acute care hospital.

  • The patient has Medicare Part A and has days left in the benefit period available for use.

  • The physician has determined the need for skilled care.

  • The patient requires daily skilled services on an inpatient basis.

Once the patient meets skilled care criteria, Medicare will pay 100% for the first 20 days of service. In some instances, private insurance companies will negotiate for their patients to be cared for in a skilled rehabilitation program.

Patients can be transferred to the Pointe Coupee General Skilled Rehabilitation Program from other acute care hospitals or facilities.

What would be the benefits of receiving skilled rehabilitation at Pointe Coupee General Hospital?

The nurse/therapist to patient ratio is low which insures individualized comprehensive care for the patient. The advantage of being close to home with the accessibility of family and friends close by is also a positive benefit.

For more information regarding this program contact Case Management.