If you find yourself in need of medical care, be it for a neurological condition, physical rehabilitation, spinal cord injury or substantial wound, knowing your treatment options – and their pros and cons – can lead to better decisions for your own health and those around you. While inpatient care is the traditional treatment path for many patients, it may not be the best for you or your loved one. Outpatient care has many benefits, such as:
1. It’s Typically Less Expensive
Staying one or more nights in a hospital is not inexpensive — that’s a fact. While health insurance may cover a portion of your hospital bill, additional tests, longer stays, and unforeseeable factors can contribute to unexpectedly high costs. What’s more, hospital-acquired infections can threaten your health, causing bigger issues than the ones you initially checked in to treat.
2. Many Procedures Can Be Accommodated
Thanks to technological advances, many treatments and even basic surgeries can be done as outpatient care. While some major surgeries and conditions do still demand specialized treatment plans requiring inpatient services, lots of procedures don’t necessitate lengthy recovery time in the hospital, or even overnight stays.
3. There’s More Freedom
While your health is top priority, outpatient care gives people the freedom to continue doing what they love, whether that’s their work, spending time with family, or just coming and going as they desire without needing approval from doctors or nurses. What’s more, being able to maintain a normal schedule can work wonders for getting back to optimal health.
4. You Can Be Surrounded by Your Support Network
Medical intervention is only a portion of a patient’s recovery. While those who spend multiple days, weeks, or even months in the hospital are can be visited by their loved ones, there’s something incredibly restorative about being able to rest up and recover at home. Not only are patients more comfortable and able to sleep in their own beds, but they’re surrounded by their support network.
Just take it from Mr. McKinney. Before checking into Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital of Corpus Christi, McKinney suffered a severe stroke that nearly took his life. He made great strides toward recovery during his stay, getting around in a wheelchair and even going outside to explore. But since he’s been transferred to his home, he’s continued to recover with additional therapy and outpatient care.
The rehabilitation process is not an easy hurdle to clear, but with the help and professionalism you’ll find at Post Acute Medical, both with their inpatient and outpatient care, the road will seem less daunting. Don’t settle for care that doesn’t fit your needs, or those of your loved ones.
For more information on their outpatient services or to learn more about their doctors and policies, visit PostAcuteMedical.com, or call the Corpus Christi North location at (361) 881-3223 or the South location at (361) 986-1600.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
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