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What is a skilled nursing facility for stroke rehabilitation?

Skilled nursing facilities for stroke rehabilitation are nursing homes with rehabilitation capabilities. They offer a combination of short-term and long-term care. In contrast to rehab hospitals, skilled nursing facilities provide fewer hours of rehabilitation services a day and have fewer rehabilitation specialists. A physician is usually employed part-time. A skilled nursing facility may be the best option for an elderly person who does not have the strength or stamina for the more demanding and comprehensive regimen of a rehabilitation hospital.

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