Why Short Term Rehab is Important After Surgery

Woman walking down steps during physical therapy session

If you are preparing for surgery, you may consider an inpatient stay in a short-term rehab center afterward to help you regain strength so you can safely return home.

While many patients can return home following surgery and opt for outpatient rehabilitation, there are several reasons why short-term rehab is important after surgery.

It Allows You to Focus on Recovery

 We understand you want to return home as quickly as possible following your surgery. But, your home also has responsibilities like cooking, cleaning, laundry, lawn care, and more.

When you stay in a short-term rehab facility after your surgery, you can focus on your recovery without being distracted or overdoing it with all those activities of daily living.

Without having to worry about duties at home, you will be able to focus on your physical, occupational, and speech therapy sessions. Our dedicated therapy team will help you regain balance and strength while you recover. We know you are excited to get home. That’s what we want too!

It Gives You Access to 24-Hour Care

 Staying as an inpatient in a rehab facility gives you peace of mind knowing that you are in a caring facility equipped with skilled nurses, therapists, and other team members who can help you through this time.

The nursing staff will monitor your vital signs and symptoms, administer your medications, and help you with anything else you need throughout your recovery journey. Help is always just a touch of a button away when you are receiving inpatient rehabilitation.

We also collaborate closely with attending physicians from New York Presbyterian and Montefiore Medical Center to help us provide the highest level of care to all of our short-term patients and long-term care residents.

 It Provides You With the Comforts of Home

 There’s no place like home, and we understand that. The Methodist Home recently underwent a full-scale renovation and features private rooms with private bathrooms for every patient who stays with us.

Our chefs serve delicious and healthy meals and snacks while our nurses and nurse assistants strive to make you as comfortable as possible during your stay. And, there are always a variety of activities and entertainment going on for everyone to enjoy.

We know you would rather be at home, but our goal is to give you all the comforts of home while you are here with us.

 About the Methodist Home

 The Methodist Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation specializes in short-term sub-acute rehab stays. Our focus is always to help patients regain strength to safely return home after surgery. We are a five-star rated skilled nursing facility in Riverdale, New York. We look forward to helping you recover soon.

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