After an unexpected hospital stay, patients who no longer need inpatient care are often discharged to a post-acute care setting, like Santé. This type of setting allows a patient to heal after a sudden and serious hospital stay. With services to assist with pain management, wound care, improving cognitive deficiencies, and even light housekeeping, post-acute care (PAC) can be critical to a full recovery.
Dealing with an unexpected hospital stay is already stressful for your emotional and physical wellbeing. Avoid adding any added stress with these tips for managing post-acute care.
- Build a relationship with a PAC provider. Getting involved with the coordination of your care is essential. Just as you would build a relationship with the doctor at the hospital, we encourage you to build a relationship with a post-acute care provider. This will help the transition home go as smooth as possible, and will ensure you or your loved one is getting the right kind of care.
- Know your care options. Santé’s home health options include skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and home health aides. The compassionate team at Santé can help you decide what type of care is right for you.
- Research ahead of time. As soon as you know you’ll need some type of post-acute care, we recommend doing a little research on providers and cost. Being proactive will help ease the stress of an unexpected hospital stay. Plus, you’ll know what kind of questions to ask once you’re ready to transition to post-acute care.
- Communicate with your provider. If you’re making the decision for a loved one to get post-acute care, make sure you’re in communication with your loved one and their care team. Post-acute care can decrease the chances of going back to the hospital, so it’s important you have an overall understanding of symptoms and progress.
From our Transitional Rehabilitation Centers to our Home Health services, Santé’s goal is to reshape the after-hospitalization care industry and revolutionize the way guests and patients heal their mind, body, and spirit. To learn more about the best options for post-acute care in Arizona, we invite you to discover the benefits we offer at Santé.