Category: Rehabilitation

What is the Average Length of Stay for Rehab?

Dear Jeremy: My husband had a heart attack a few weeks ago and will soon be discharged from the hospital. The cardiologist told us that it would be best for him to go to a skilled nursing and rehab center somewhere in the Columbus area for a month or so of physical therapy. The doctor was very… Read more »

Key Questions to Ask When Touring a Rehab Center

If your loved one has been hospitalized for an illness, injury, or surgery, it is likely that your physician will order follow-up care in a short-term rehab center. An important part of a successful recovery is finding a post hospital rehab center with a proven track record for rehabilitating patients and returning them home. Of course,… Read more »

Ask the Expert: Post-Hospital Rehab Insurance Questions

  Dear Kristen, My father was recently hospitalized for a broken hip. Dad’s doctor told us that he’ll need post-hospital rehab following his stay to help him get back on his feet. Now we’re trying to figure out how (or even if) the rehab will be covered by his insurance, but it’s been really confusing… Read more »

Ask the Expert: How Much Does a Nursing Facility Cost?

Dear Cassie: My father will be having hip replacement surgery later this month. I’m trying to figure out how much a nursing and rehab center will cost and how much of it his Medicare will pay for? He lives in Central Ohio just outside Columbus. Can you help? It all seems so confusing! Renee Dear… Read more »

Is it Okay to Cheat on a Cardiac Diet?

is it okay to cheat on a cardiac diet?

Dear Christy: My father is on a very restrictive cardiac diet. His doctor wants him to follow it to help better manage his coronary artery disease. After a lifetime of eating a very unhealthy diet, this abrupt change in lifestyle is very difficult for him to follow. I understand the diet is to be his… Read more »