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James L. West’s skilled nursing and therapy teams are experts in caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. As a caregiver, it’s essential to know the short-term rehabilitation team caring for your loved one understands the whole picture of their health condition, not just what’s needed to ensure a physical recovery following a broken bone, surgery or hospital stay.
Our services have expanded to offer short-term rehabilitation with memory support. Short-term rehabilitation therapy and dementia care go hand-in-hand and provide many benefits – including improved physical, emotional and social health.
To qualify for short-term rehabilitation covered by Medicare Part A, the patient must have spent three consecutive nights admitted to the hospital, or have been discharged to their home within the past 30 days but not thriving.
To secure admission, contact your hospital social worker and let them know that you have selected James L. West Center for Dementia Care for your loved one’s rehabilitation stay. The hospital social worker will contact us on your behalf to check availability and start the admissions process.
Our care team reviews medical and treatment information to assess whether patients referred to our program are an appropriate admission. Whenever possible, a nurse visits the patient while they are still in the hospital. During the review, the following information is gathered:
From there, the social worker will guide you through hospital discharge and arrangements to be admitted to James L. West’s short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term rehabilitation rooms are comfortably furnished like a hotel or bedroom. To make the stay more pleasant, patients may bring along some of their favorite things to make their room more comfortable.
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