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 Rehabilitation (rehab) is therapeu- tic care for persons requiring intensive physical, occupational, or speech thera- py. Rehab may be provided in a special facility, by home care professionals, or sometimes a skilled nursing facility is utilized as a place for rehab after surgery or injury to help the senior regain the skills and movement needed in order to return back to their home.
If the hospital where care was provided is assisting you with finding a facility for your loved to rehab be aware that you do not have to accept the first facility they find. You can so NO to the option they offer. You can offer sug- gestions for where you want your loved one to go. Oftentimes the first facility available is not convenient for you or you already know your loved ones long- term care wishes in terms of a facility they want to go to.
Work with the discharge plan- ner to set up the best choice, not necessarily the first choice available.
Respite care: Some nursing homes, residential care facilities, and hospice care facilities provide respite care. You may also receive respite care in your home. Respite care is short-term assistance so the primary caregiver can rest. Medicare covers inpatient respite care for up to five days if you’re getting covered hospice care services. Room and board are cov- ered for inpatient respite care and during short-term hospital stays. If you’re eligi- ble, Medicaid will pay for some of these services at home that aren’t covered by Medicare.
Keep in mind that if you are the care receiver you may be unhappy with the thought of someone other than your loved one providing care from time to time. But the reality is that caregiver’s often suffer from serious health condi- tions that do not get appropriate care and treatment for fear of upsetting the care recipient. Caregivers need, no must, take opportunities for a break
for their health and mental well-being, not to mention the time to take care of other family members. Not only should
you gratefully allow time for respite but as a care recipient, you should make it happen.
Respite provides caregivers with needed renewal time so they can continue to support their care partners long into the future.
 Publishers Note: Talk to your family, your doctor or other health care provider, a person-centered counselor, or a social worker for help deciding what kind of care is best for you right now and in the long-term.
If you have limited income and resources, there may be local or state programs that help cover some of your costs in some of the long-term care choices mentioned here. Call your State Medical Assis- tance (Medicaid) office at 1-800- 803-7174 or 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.
  NorthPointe Woods
 AN ACTIVE SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY
Call (269) 964-7625 for more information or to schedule a tour.
700 North Avenue, Battle Creek
www.northpointewoods.org
LIFE CARE SERVICES
• Independent Apartments
• Assisted Living Apartments
• Transportation
• Convenient to the Medical Community
• Daily Activities
• Fully Equipped Fitness Center
• Beautiful Views Overlooking Battle Creek
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