Defining Levels of Post-Acute Care

Many times after a serious injury or illness, the need for additional 24-hour medical assistance is needed to help a person heal, properly rehabilitate and ensure that he or she is in stable condition before returning home. What most people don’t know is that there are different options when choosing a continued care provider after your primary acute hospital stay. Each organization can vary by the length of stay, therapy intensity and type of medical

New Bridge Medical Center

Connecting compassionate, quality care to our communities  New Bridge Medical Center, a clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is a 1,070-bed hospital located at 230 East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus, NJ. The Medical Center is both the largest hospital and licensed nursing home in New Jersey and the fourth-largest publicly-owned hospital in the nation. The hospital changed its name to New Bridge in October 2017 when the not-for-profit company, Care Plus Bergen, took

What Exactly is a SNF?

As recent as ten years ago, when people referenced SNFs, they were generally talking about a traditional long term care nursing home. In recent years, the SNF model has evolved to include specialized short term rehabilitation centers, geared towards helping people return home after a serious illness, injury or operation. These centers are staffed with a team of licensed therapists, compassionate nurses and doctors. Admission eligibility depends on a few factors. First, are you in

What is a “SNF” and What Should You Know Before Admission?

Today’s Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) can take many different shapes and forms. As recent as ten years ago, when people referenced SNFs, they were generally talking about a traditional long term care nursing home. In recent years, the SNF model has evolved to include specialized short term rehabilitation centers, geared towards helping people return home after a serious illness, injury or operation. These centers are staffed with a team of licensed therapists, compassionate nurses and

Transferring to a Skilled Nursing Facility

“My Nurse Case Manager has told me that the doctors are discharging me and I need to be transferred to a Skilled Nursing Facility.” Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF’s) are specialized health care centers that provide a wide array of therapeutic services to continue to make you well so that you can return to home as soon as possible. In today’s world, hospitals are places where only the most acute and unstable patients are cared for

Choosing Your Next Level of Care After Your Hospital Stay

Many times after a serious injury or illness, the need for additional 24-hour medical assistance is needed to help a person heal, properly rehabilitate and ensure that he or she is in stable condition before returning home. What most people don’t know is that there are different options when choosing a continued care provider after your primary acute hospital stay. Each organization can vary by the length of stay, therapy intensity and type of medical