What happens after a stay at Alto Lucero Transitional Care?
Each patient makes progress based on individual medical needs and rehabilitative potential. The multidisciplinary team will continuously monitor your progress and evaluate new goals until they determine you are ready for discharge. Your social worker will assist you with discharge and a therapist may accompany you to your residence to complete a home safety evaluation. Therapists can also educate you and your family or caregiver on safe body mechanic techniques and practical adjustments that can be made in your home or residential facility. You may be referred to home health or rehabilitation services for additional therapies to help you attain your long term recovery goals. This may include learning how to use adaptive devices and assistance equipment properly, learning exercise techniques you can use at home, and learning preventative measures that reduce risk of injury and falls.
What About Visiting My Loved One?
Patients need the support and encouragement of their friends and family, whom we invite to visit often. If you have a visitation request outside our normal visiting hours, special arrangements may be made by contacting the nursing staff. Family members are also highly encouraged to attend care conferences for their loved one.
Who Qualifies for Transitional Care?
You’ll find that Medicare and most insurance companies cover post-acute rehab services. These services are usually covered under the “Skilled Nursing Facility” benefit category. Medicare and state regulations provide the following patient eligibility guidelines:
- A patient must be hospitalized as an “Acute Care Inpatient” (not an “Observation Patient”) for a minimum of three consecutive midnights within a 30-day period.
We recommend that you contact your insurance company for specific coverage before making any health care decisions.