Lodi Community Hospital provides skilled nursing and rehabilitation care for patients after surgery, stroke and trauma. We are an intermediate step between an acute hospital stay and going home. With shorter hospital stays, a patient's need for skilled rehabilitation services is an important part of the healing process. Skilled rehabilitation is especially appropriate for people who require rehabilitation and recuperation after an extended illness, serious injury or surgery.
A Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides all nursing care, and patients receive a level of expertly provided care beyond that which is typically provided by skilled care facilities. The hospital's team of physical, occupational and speech therapists, social workers, laboratory technicians, nurses and physicians meet patients' needs efficiently and compassionately. The team concentrates on helping patients reach their maximum potential for physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being.
Physicians refer a patient for skilled care. Social workers and discharge planners work with the patient and family members to find the best location to fit the patient's needs. Patients requiring skilled care services can be referred from a hospital, nursing facility and occasionally from home. Medicare requires a three-day inpatient stay in a hospital, not including the day of discharge, prior to admission to a skilled care facility. The average length of stay for a patient in Skilled Care is 10 to 20 days.
For more information, please call Lodi Community Hospital's Social Services Department at 330-948-5534 (toll free 1-888-520-6000 extension 85534) or the hospital's Manager of Inpatient Services at 330-948-5514 (toll free 1-888-520-6000 extension 85514).
Date Updated: 23-DEC-2011