Being able to leave a hospital does not mean a patient is ready to go back to regular life. It takes about two to four weeks for a senior to recover and regain his/her functional abilities. Community hospitals help by caring for the senior who requires a short period of continuation of care after their discharge from an acute hospital.
A community hospital provides the following services:
The admission to a community hospital for inpatient care is arranged through referrals from your doctor in the public and private acute hospitals. The community hospital will then update you on the transfer.
Prior to the admission, the community hospital will conduct means-testing to determine if the patient is eligible for subsidies. If qualifies, subsidies are available from Medifund, MediShield Life, and ElderShield to assist you to defray the cost of staying in a community hospital.
You may also visit the online
E-care locator to find service providers near you.
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