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

If your family member is in a rehabilitation (also known as “rehab”) center or a nursing home rehab unit , you may have been told that he or she cannot go back home. This is often very upsetting news to you and your family member. The transition (move) from a rehab setting to a long-stay unit in the same facility of another one can also be confusing and difficult to manage. This guide will give you some basic information about why this move might be necessary and important steps in the process to help you and your family member make it as smooth as possible. 


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

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