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Getting to Know Hammonton Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing: What is the Purpose of a Rehabilitation Center?

March 31, 2019

When you think about a facility like the Hammonton Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, you may think of a nursing home, where every aspect of a senior’s life is cared for.

While that is a big part of what we do, we also help people who have undergone surgery or a lengthy hospital stay. Those patients come here on a short-term basis, with the goal of regaining their independence and returning to their normal life.

Many nursing homes that offer rehabilitation services do not prioritize the rehab part of their facility. At Hammonton Center, both services are equally important. Our skilled nursing facility allows people to recover with world-class physical and occupational therapists, while also having access to health care professionals 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The comforts of home are also met for rehabilitation patients at Hammonton Center. We offer private and semi-private rooms, we provide nutritious meals for a number of specialized diets, and we have your leisure time covered with perks like Wi-Fi and Netflix.

You may be wondering how to pay for in-patient rehab services. Depending on how long your hospital stay was, traditional Medicare benefits cover up to 100 days in a facility like ours. If you have specific questions, it’s best to contact us so we can give you accurate information.

Finally, while it may seem unpleasant to be away from home while you recover from surgery or illness, know that statistics show in-patient rehabilitation is generally more successful – and quicker than in-home care. A 2017 report by Orthopedic Nursing found that patients recovering from a total knee replacement hit therapy benchmarks, on average, 20 days faster with in-patient rehabilitation over in-home physical therapy.

We hope this has helped dispel some of the mystery surrounding in-patient rehabilitation. Our goal at Hammonton is to get good outcomes for every rehab patient.

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