How to choose
We understand that this is a very stressful time for you and the information can be overwhelming, but selecting a post-acute provider is a critically important decision. The clinical team can significantly impact the success of your treatment. Choose a clinical team with a demonstrated track record of success and a proven commitment to clinical excellence.
After all, isn’t your goal to successfully return home and back to a meaningful lifestyle? Be prepared with the right questions to ask when selecting a post-hospital provider. Our team focuses on getting you home. Evidence of our post-acute rehabilitation success is shown in our outcomes.
Most people hope they won’t need post-
- Joint replacement
- Orthopedic injuries
- Stroke and neurological conditions
- Pulmonary impairment
- Diabetes management
- Wound care
Let us help you get back your full potential!
What to expect
Post-hospital or post-acute care is designed to improve your transition back to the community or a lower level of care. As a post-acute patient, you no longer need the acute care setting of the hospital which includes around-the-clock physicians, surgery, emergency and ICU services, but still need a high level of clinical and rehabilitation care to hasten your recuperation. This may include skilled nursing, rehabilitation, dietary management, social services and discharge planning. All care is directed by your physician, and our team will be in regular contact with you, your family and your physician(s).
With a focus on short-term rehabilitation, most patients are discharged home within four to six weeks. For those needing a little more time or who choose to stay a little longer to get a little stronger, we have intermediate- and long-term care services at times, depending on the demand for these services.
We are here to help, so please feel free to ask any member of our team for assistance at any time. Our healthy living tips provide additional information for a healthy lifestyle.
Your post-hospital medical and rehabilitation care is an important part of your recovery. It requires the dedicated teamwork of all those involved in a patient’s care to treat the whole person and provide the greatest opportunity for you to achieve your discharge goals. The continued effort of our post-acute center’s nursing and therapy team provides the necessary ingredients and support for a successful discharge back home. Our team includes:
• Medical director• Consulting specialty physicians• Nurse practitioners• Case manager• Licensed nurses• Certified nursing assistants• Licensed in-house therapists and aides• Dietary manager• Social services and discharge planners
We pride ourselves in providing an exceptional level of therapeutic care. If you have any questions concerning therapy services at Hillcrest, please contact the Director of Rehabilitation or the individual therapist.
Physical Therapy We have a full staff of Licensed Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Many residents receive therapy twice daily depending on the resident’s needs and tolerance. Services provided include but are not limited to:
● Rehabilitative exercises
● Ambulation training
● Moist heat packs
● Family instruction
When a resident is returning home, we work to assist in overcoming obstacles in the home environment. We teach each resident and family member stair negotiation, transfer techniques, ambulation skills, and address any special circumstances involved in returning home.
Occupational Therapy evaluates and treats problems with activities of daily living including but not limited to:
● Functional mobility improvement includes getting in and out of a chair or car and on and off a toilet
The purpose of the training provided is to help the resident become as independent as possible.
As part of the discharge planning process, The Occupational Therapist conducts a home evaluation including equipment recommendations which will help the resident maintain maximum independence in the home environment.
A Licensed Speech Pathologist provides speech, language and swallowing services. The Speech Pathologist evaluates the resident referred by the physician and develops a rehabilitation plan. The plan defines the type and frequency of therapy required to maximize the resident’s recovery.
Adjusting to the many life changes during a nursing home admission is never easy. Counseling services are available if ordered by the physician to assist with psycho-social adjustments. Some of the reasons a physician may order Psychological services include:
● Programs to eliminate the need for chemical or physical restraints
● Behavior problems
● Grief counseling
● Conflict resolution
We are Medicare-certified for post-hospital or post-acute care. In addition, we accept some, but not all, Medicare replacement plans, most managed care and commercial insurance, as well as private payment. We also accept Medicaid.
Your job is living life to the fullest. Here at Hillcrest our job is helping you do just that. What is the primary job description of our personal assistants?
To provide what you need, when you need it.
Everyone’s needs vary from day to day, and that’s why we’re here. From simple reminders, an extra pair of hands, or a shoulder to lean on. That’s what we’re here for.
We do our best to provide you with exceptional care.