Common Medical Issues that Require Post-Acute Care

Post-Acute care typically refers to care provided to patients recently released from the hospital and can take place in many settings including nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. Here at South Coast Post Acute, our goal is to rehab patients to help them achieve their maximum functional capacity and get back to their homes in the shortest time possible. We have seen thousands of patients come through our community, and here are the most common medical injuries we have seen amongst our residents.

Fall-Related Injuries
Did you know that over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall-related injury? In fact, one out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. Fall-related injuries are the most common medical problems we see come through our post-acute care community. To read more about fall-related injuries, click here.

Hip Replacements
Hip replacement surgery is a procedure in which a doctor surgically removes a problematic hip joint and replaces it with an artificial joint often made from metal and plastic components. Recovery from a hip surgery requires extensive physical therapy. Staying at a post-acute care community during this time can allow you easy access to the care that you need.

Back Surgery
Back pain is one of the most common chronic medical issues that occur in adults and back surgery is seen as a last result when treating back pain. From spinal issues to herniated discs, underlying issues of back pain will decide what kind of surgery is performed. Recovery usually takes 3 to 6 months and it is important to have support from medical professionals during this time.

Our South Coast skilled nursing staff physicians, and comprehensive care program plans for your transition back home. Our post-acute care community is here to help you during this recovery time. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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By |2018-10-26T11:08:58+00:00October 24th, 2018|Healthy Living|Comments Off on Common Medical Issues that Require Post-Acute Care