My choice Sandra

Sandra considered her rehab therapy visits at RCH fun.

As residents in a rural community, we often think about, and talk about, what we’d do if we needed surgery. Luckily, the choice is yours based on physician availability in Payson, or a ride to the Phoenix area.

Fast forward… your surgery is completed and you will need rehabilitation therapy. But “where do you want to go?” is the question at discharge time.

When you’re deciding about having surgery, whether it’s in the Valley or locally, know YOU can choose where you do your rehabilitation therapy.

Most times patients are just tired of being in the hospital, but aren’t, yet, able to go home to fully recover.

Rim Country Health has a short-term stay unit specifically for patients who need rehab therapy, but also need a little more attention. In a setting that’s more like home, with a dining room just a short walk away, many select this type of environment and enjoy a very positive experience. Plus, family and friends can visit more easily.

We define success by having a team with a combination of advanced training, clinical experience and access to information on the newest treatments and techniques. This ensures that patients achieve the greatest outcomes.

The ten-person Rehabilitation Therapy Team at Rim Country Health provides excellent care with lasting results to residents — long or short term, and that same level of care to the rest of Payson and Rim Country on an outpatient basis.

Let’s talk options

Our advice: you always want someone who takes the time to review your options.

Here’s why recovering and having rehab therapy at a skilled nursing facility is a popular and effective choice:

• Proven therapy programs

• Proven outcomes

• Medicare eligibility

• A skilled nursing team and

• A skilled therapy team

Rehab Therapy is available seven days a week with these types of therapy: Physical, Occupational, Speech, Myofascial Release, Vestibular (balance), Cardiac Rehab Phase III and Lymphedema.

Your specific rehab program is designed upon arrival with a therapist(s). After all, the plan is about you and for you.

Qualifying for financial help with care

How do you qualify for a skilled nursing facility with a rehabilitation therapy department?

Skilled nursing facilities are currently the only treatment setting where qualified patients can receive therapy six days per week for up to 100 days. Therapy after an injury or illness often decreases recovery time and any chance for a “bounce back” or return trip to the hospital.

To qualify you must have Medicare A benefits; a qualified hospital stay (minimum three midnights, depending on insurance); admission to a skilled nursing facility within 30 days of hospital discharge (with a diagnosis that requires skilled nursing services and/or rehab services); physician’s orders for skilled services.

Many times if a patient does not meet the Medicare Part A criteria, it may be possible that Medicare Part B or other insurances will cover rehabilitation services if RCH accepts the insurance/skilled nursing facility benefit.

Join the “My Choice” movement and visit Rim Country Health.

For more information on insurance verification, for inpatient or outpatient, and having rehabilitation therapy services at Rim Country Health & Rehabilitation, call 928-474-1120.

Contact the reporter 

tmcquerrey@payson.com

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