An individual typically takes one of two paths to a skillednursing facility: straight from the hospital or from home when they become too frail or sick to care for themselves.
In the first case, when the stay is for temporary doctor-ordered rehabilitation, the patient rarely has a say about which facility they’re transferred to. Instead, the decision is based upon bed availability, which facilities have connections to the hospital and the patient’s insurance plan.
In the secon...
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