After being hospitalized for an illness or after surgery we hope to go home to convalesce. But if your recovery is slow you may find yourself being admitted to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) or rehabilitation facility.
Make sure you take the time to plan ahead for your discharge arrangements when a surgery is planned, suggests the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s Medline Plus (MP). The hospital’s discharge plan can gauge whether you need a place that provides high-quality skilled nursing or rehabilitation care. For unplanned hospitalization, your family can provide input into discharge arrangements.
When creating your discharge plan you should identify more than one choice of facilities and determine if your health insurance covers this stay. If there are no beds available in the SNF that was your first choice, the hospital discharge planner will transfer you to another qualified facility. Make sure the hospital staff knows about the places you have chosen.
Make Meadowbrook Your First Choice
It’s easy to get to the Institute for Advanced Rehab at Meadowbrook Care Center at 320 West Merrick Road. It’s just off New York State Route 27 and is easily reached by both car and public transportation. There plenty of parking on premises.
Meadowbrook offers 24 hour extended nursing care specifically created to enhance daily living and quality of care provided. Dedicated nursing staff bring extensive experience, caring and compassion to its residents.
The Freeport, New York-based Meadowbrook Care Center’s rehab services are top notch, too. Customized Physical, Occupational, Speech and Respiratory therapies, scheduled seven days a week, are available at the SNF’s short term rehab unit. The state-of-the-art rehab program utilizes to two fully-equipped gyms, offering the latest muscle re-training and strengthening devices.
A variety of therapeutic, recreation programs keep its residents active and involved in the facility’s community. Additionally, the facility’s therapeutic activities program includes manual arts, trips, entertainment, focusing on both the uniqueness and preferences of each resident.
Meadowbrook’s library shelves hold thousands of books, many with large print, covering a wide variety of subjects.
The SNF’s Old Fashion Ice Cream Parlor and Coffee Shop and family visiting lounges are great gathering place for residents and their families. Stop in our gift shop, stocked with a number of beautiful and exceptional items, and pick up a unique gift for your loved one.
Meadowbrook’s in-house salon/barber shop keep resident’s looking their best.
To learn more about the programs and services offered by Meadowbrook Care Center or to schedule a visit, call 516-377-8200.