Sub-Acute (Short-Term) Rehabilitation
This type of facility can provide continued rehabilitation therapies and skilled nursing care in an inpatient setting. Short-term or sub-acute rehabilitation is for patients who will benefit from a less-intensive level of rehabilitation services over a period of time. It may be provided in a variety of settings, but it is often in a skilled nursing facility or nursing home. Depending on the patient's individual needs, the stay could be from two to 12 weeks, until the patient is well enough to return home or to another long-term setting (e.g., assisted living, long-term care facility). Sub-acute (short-term) rehabilitation is often followed by home care or outpatient rehabilitation to promote additional recovery.