Lexington Health Network specializes in Post-Acute Rehab with 8 Skilled Nursing and Physical Rehabilitation Centers in the greater Chicago area.
Post-Acute Rehab (also called Sub Acute Rehabilitation or SAR) is complete inpatient care for someone in the recovery process from an illness or injury. Post-Acute rehab is time-limited with the express purpose of improving function so that patients can be discharged back to their homes. This service is geared toward an individual who has had a significant change in functionality due to an illness or injury and for whom it is advised that they regain mobility following a hospital stay.
Post-acute level care is less intensive than acute rehabilitation. Generally, patients in a post-acute facility only receive between one and two hours of therapy per day whereas acute therapy patients must participate in a minimum of three hours of therapy a day. The average length of stay at a post-acute facility is also generally longer than at an acute hospital rehab unit.
Acute Rehab is appropriate only for significant medical issues with the goal of a very short stay. An Acute Rehab center is designed for high-level rehab needs, typically requiring more than 3 hours a day of physical, occupation, or speech therapy. This is geared towards higher functioning patients who were usually completely independent prior to accident or illness. This patient is usually younger and in decent health prior to hospitalization.
At Lexington, our goal is to help you recover from surgery or illness as quickly as possible. Our post-acute care network includes physical rehabilitation programs with comfortable suites, the latest equipment, and state-of-the-art therapy gyms.
Our post-acute care facilities & services help prepare you – and your loved one – for a safe transition back home. We discuss your treatment and post-acute care recovery goals in collaboration with your physician.