Why would I need rehab after leaving the hospital?

When you are preparing for discharge from the hospital, your healthcare team may recommend continued care before you go home, often called "rehab." Going to rehab after discharge can refer to acute inpatient rehabilitation or rehabilitation in a subacute skilled nursing facility. While both options offer therapy, physician and nursing care, programs designed for a variety of illnesses and postsurgical recovery, there are important differences between them. It is important that you understand the differences so that you and your family can better participate in making important decisions about your post-hospital recovery plan.

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