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HealthSouth Acute Rehabilitation Hospitals help keep people Independent

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Rehabilitation may be right for you or a loved one.

“We make house calls.”
An SDLV Health Report

Your grandfather would not recognize today’s hospital system. That is because health care delivery has come a long way in the past 25 years.  Consider that in 1987 the term “continuity of care” was mostly just a concept. Today it is nexus around which health care is provided.

Health care planners now understand that long hospital stays are not good patient care. There was a time when patients stayed in the hospital because the support needed to be discharged back home did not exist. Now a comprehensive array of health services give patients levels of independence that past generations could only hope for.

Rehabilitation hospitals, home health care, palliative care and other community-based services are commonplace today.

Over the years medical professionals have come to understand that optimum health can best be achieved through shorter hospital stays and more support outside the traditional hospital setting.

To meet that goal, HealthSouth’s home evaluation program provides a no-cost in-home consultation by an experienced rehabilitation liaison, helping individuals determine whether they would benefit from rehabilitation therapy.

Rehabilitation may be right for you. Do you or a loved one answer yes to any of the following?

  • Weakness or a difficult recovery following a stroke, injury, surgery or other illness or hospitalization
  • Shortness of breath
  • Problems with walking, dressing, bathing or swallowing
  • Lack of energy
  • Family unable to meet the demands of in-home care

HealthSouth Desert Canyon Rehabilitation Hospital is located at 9175 W Oquendo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89148.


“We often receive phone calls from various Home Health companies requesting that we come out and perform an in-home assessment,” explained Florisa Pascual-Garcia, Desert Canyon’s Senior Rehab Liaison. “They notice one of their patients has a decline in function and not getting better.”  That is when the Healthsouth rehab teams get into gear by sending a liaison to do an evaluation on the patient to determine if acute rehabilitation will help.

The main referral sources are from physician offices, urgent care clinics, home health, assisted living facilities and group homes.

Once the liaison has completed an in-home assessment, patients are assessed by the hospital medical director, a case manager and a team of rehabilitation specialists.  If accepted, Medicare patients are admitted right away, however patients with commercial insurance must get prior insurance authorization.

When the team determines that a rehabilitation admission is necessary, therapies can be scheduled right away. “We can usually get someone started on therapies the next day,” noted Jovy Campbell, a Desert Canyon rehab liaison.

“We provide no-cost transportation,” added Bernice Padua, also a member of the HealthSouth Las Vegas rehab liaison team.

“HealthSouth’s home evaluation program is unique,” says Dijana Sudarevic, HealthSouth’s Marketing Community Liaison.  As the program continues to succeed in helping patients reach maximum functional independence, this model may become common practice.

For further information or questions please contact any of the three HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospitals.

HealthSouth Desert Canyon – Phone: 702-795-5820
HealthSouth Henderson – Phone: 702-939-9422
HealthSouth Las Vegas – Phone: 702-259-3590

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