Post-Acute Services

If your care team determines you are not yet ready to return home, there are several post-acute services available. Below is a comparison of these options to better understand the services offered by each.

Our units are located with Swedish Covenant Hospital, which offers 50+ academic-level medical specialties, including Emergency Department physicians. Swedish Covenant Hospital is certified by the Health Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) as a Primary Stroke Center.


Swedish Covenant Health Inpatient Acute Rehab

    Physician Visits

    Patients are seen daily by a physiatrist. Other consultants may see patient as needed.  

    Nursing

    Certified nurses specializing in rehabilitation nursing are present 24 hours a day.  

    Length of Stay

    A patient's length of stay depends on the patient's medical conditions and averages 14 to 24 days, with a focus on home discharge.  

    Intensity of Program

    Therapy at least three hours a day, five days a week by qualified therapists: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and recreational therapy.  

    Function of Program

    Patient and family education is integrated into daily care and encouraged to support successful discharge.  

Swedish Covenant Health Extended Care Facility 

    Physician Visits

    Patients are seen several times a week by their primary care provider. Other consultants may see patient as needed.  

    Nursing

    Nursing care provided 24 hours a day. 

    Length of Stay

    A patient's length of stay depends on the patient's medical conditions and averages 14 to 24 days, with a focus on home discharge.  

    Intensity of Program

    Therapy at least one to two hours a day, five days a week, by qualified therapists and therapy assistants: physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology. 

    Function of Program

    Patient and family education is integrated into daily care and encouraged to support successful discharge. 


Skilled Nursing Facility

    Physician Visits

    Patients are typically seen once a month and have limited access to physicians. 

    Nursing

    Nursing care provided primarily by CNA's with RN and LPN supervision for two to three hours a day. A facility RN is present 24 hours a day.  

    Length of Stay

    A patient's average length of stay is 24 to 60 days.  

    Intensity of Program

    Therapy services must be reasonable and necessary for the treatment of the patient's condition; if needed, patients are typically seen by therapy assistants.  

    Function of Program

    A basic level of care support with minimal family training at discharge.  


Contact Us

For more information, please contact the post-acute care coordinator at 773-569-1396 or fax 773-784-2036



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