Next Step in Care: Family Caregivers & Health Care Professionals Working Together

Rehabilitation and Subacute Care

What You Need to Know

If your family member is "in rehab" (short-term subacute rehabilitation after an injury or illness) or may be going to rehab, there are a several points to consider. Most often, a person goes to a facility for short-term inpatient rehabilitation after a stay in a hospital. Decisions there may have been very rushed, and as a family caregiver, you may not be aware of all that rehab is, and all that it may mean for you and your family member.

Starting rehabilitation:

Short-Term Rehab Services in an Inpatient Setting

While in rehab:

LGBT Caregiving

Hospice and Palliative Care

Thinking about discharge:

Short-Term Rehab Services in an Inpatient Setting

When Short-Term Rehab Turns into a Long-Term Stay

What Do I Need as a Family Caregiver?

Home Care: A Family Caregiver's Guide

A Family Caregiver's Planner for Care at Home

Getting a Post-Discharge Appointment in 7 Days

Care Coordination

Durable Medical Equipment


As you think about the next steps, guides in these other categories may also help:

The Hospital           Discharge Planning

Care at Home          Outpatient Care

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