Skilled nursing or rehabilitation facilities
When you no longer need the amount of care provided in the hospital, the hospital will begin the process to discharge you.
Most people hope to go directly home from the hospital. Even if you and your doctor planned for you to go home, your recovery may be slower than expected. As a result, you may need to be transferred to a skilled nursing or rehabilitation facility.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website. Skilled nursing facility (SNF) care. www.medicare.gov/coverage/skilled-nursing-facility-snf-care. Updated January 2015. Accessed July 23, 2019.
Gadbois EA, Tyler DA, Mor V. Selecting a skilled nursing facility for postacute care: individual and family perspectives. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017;65(11):2459-2465. PMID: 28682444 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28682444.
Skilled Nursing Facilities.org. Learn about skilled nursing facilities. www.skillednursingfacilities.org. Accessed May 23, 2019.