Short Term Care
Helping Individuals Return to Independence
Every elder that requires rehab or is recovering from surgery needs an individualized program for the best results. In-home therapy can be effective, but treatments can be limited due to time and location restraints. Traditional rehab centers come with the same restrictions as in-home, with the additional burden of arranging transportation. The most effective and efficient way to help your loved one get back to living life with maximum independence is a short term stay at a facility that feels like home and has full-service onsite therapy and rehabilitation.
Why is Short Term Care at Poplar Grove Successful?
One of the biggest factors that set Poplar Grove apart is the infection control practices and the cottage concept. Because each cottage only houses 12 elders, the chances of infection transmission are substantially lower than those at traditional short term care facilities, long-term care facilities, and hospitals.
Every individual that chooses Poplar Grove for short term care is provided many benefits in addition to excellence in treatment and care.
- Spacious climate controlled private rooms with private bathrooms
- Made to order meals at any time of the day or night
- 24/7 onsite nurse care
- 24/7 onsite personal care
- Daily housekeeping
- Laundry services
- Full access to therapy and rehab services
When your loved one stays at Poplar Grove for short term care, they can focus solely on their recovery without the extra stress of completing day to day tasks that slow down rehab. They get more one on one personalized time with therapists every day, and you get peace of mind knowing they’re being taken care of 24/7 by skilled and experienced professionals.
How Long Does Short Term Care Last?
The goal of short term care is to return home as soon as possible in a reasonable and safe manner. Every individual is different, and the length of stay will depend on the type of treatment, medical complexity, and the individual. Our short term rehab patients have individualized plans of care with periodic meetings from the interdisciplinary team comprised of a medical doctor, nurse practitioner, director of nursing, MDS coordinator, social services, nursing, and therapy. These plans can range from one week to eight weeks or more depending on medical necessity.
Home Care Support
Upon returning home, our staff can provide help with the transition by evaluating the home and recommending modifications to make independent living more comfortable and achievable. We help set up needed equipment, access modifications, and assist with a seamless transition. We are also ready to re-admit should the need arise.
Post Hospital Stay
Many of our short term care elders come to Poplar Grove directly from the hospital following surgery, a procedure, or diagnosis. As a skilled nursing rehab center, we have the experience, skills, and infrastructure necessary to provide the best post-hospital care possible. We help individuals get the therapy they need and return home quickly following:
- Orthopedic procedures
- Heart Attack
- Acute Illness
- Many more diagnoses
Therapy and Rehabilitation
Every elder gets a comprehensive rehab program based on their specific diagnosis and needs. There is no one size fits all model when it comes to effective therapy. Sometimes our elders receive rehab for multiple issues during their stay with us. Our goal is for a speedy recovery, and an excellent clinical outcome. Therapy services (link to therapy page) offered include:
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Neuromuscular therapy
- Stroke recovery therapy
- Gait training
- Strength training
- Community Re-entry training
- And others