The following services are available in the Rehab to Home Program and provided according to each patient’s individual needs:
- Medication counseling
- Physical, occupational and/or speech therapy
- Nutrition counseling
- Respiratory therapy
- Skilled nursing care
- Wound care
Each patient works with a team of experts including a doctor, nurses, rehabilitation therapists, dietitians, and a discharge planner to make sure the transition from hospital to home is successful.
Lymphedema is a progressive yet manageable disease that more than 10 million Americans live with due to various conditions affecting the lymphatic system. Wabash General Hospital's certified lymphedema therapists (CLTs) are health care professionals who specialize in treatment of lymphedema. After performing a comprehensive evaluation, your extremities will be measured and treatment can begin. Lymphedema treatment is done in two phases:
The first phase is the "intensive phase" led by the CLT. This involves skin and nail care, manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), compression bandaging and exercise. During this time, you will learn how to manage your lymphedema.
Once the extremity reduces in size, the second phase, or "maintenance phase", of therapy begins. During this phase, you continue to manage/treat your condition on your own and wear compression garments during the day. The use of compression or a pump alone is not an effective means to manage lymphedema, as neither can address the protein-rich fluid on their own.
The "gold standard" for successful treatment consists of a multicomponent approach: skin and nail care, MLD, compression and appropriately prescribed exercise.
A provider referral is required. Call 618-263-6340
for more information.
Payment & Insurance Coverage
If a patient meets the qualifications for the Rehab to Home Program (3-day hospital stay and need for daily nursing and/or rehab), Medicare and most Medicare Advantage plans generally cover the cost. Most Medicare supplement plans cover co-pays and/or deductibles. Some commercial insurance plans cover swing bed services. Check with your insurance provider to confirm what services they cover and at what rate.