Options for Post-Acute Services
Convalescent centers, skilled nursing facilities or home care?
BY SAHELY MUKERJI | NOVEMBER 2017
As more complex procedures continue to move to the outpatient setting, ASCs should actively be looking at where patients can receive the best post-acute recovery care, recommends Rebecca Craig, RN, CASC, ASCA Board president and chief executive officer of Harmony Surgery Center and Peak Surgical Management in Fort Collins, Colorado. Whether an ASC offers overnight care, utilizes skilled nursing facilities (SNF) or convalescent centers (CC) for extended recovery care, relies on home health services or discharges patients with friends and family, she continues, ensuring the most appropriate option to help patients return to health should be the top priority when selecting the appropriate provider and site of service for this care.