If you’re looking for skilled nursing care or post-acute rehabilitation for yourself or a loved one, there are a lot of factors to consider, including the proximity of the skilled nursing center to a hospital or medical center.
Our Otterbein SeniorLife Neighborhood in Middletown, Ohio, is a prime example. Located on the campus of Atrium Medical Center, Warren County’s only Level III Trauma Center, Otterbein Middletown can provide several benefits that other skilled nursing or rehab options can’t.
How Being Located Close to a Hospital Can Benefit Skilled Nursing Residents and Rehab Guests
1. Peace of Mind
There’s a sense of security that comes with having a hospital nearby. This is especially significant for seniors as they age and their healthcare needs change. There’s no need to worry about distance if you or your loved one need emergency medical care ― help is literally just minutes away. This can potentially save lives and result in better health outcomes.
2. Easy Access for Rehab
For seniors undergoing rehab, being close to a hospital can be an important consideration with regard to additional rehabilitation or extended stay requirements. At an Otterbein SeniorLife Neighborhood, such as Middletown, elders receive all the therapies they need right in the small house they’re staying in ― healthcare professionals simply travel the short distance from their offices to provide care.
In addition to a hospital or medical center, physicians and practices affiliated with the hospital’s health network are commonly located nearby, too. For long-term skilled nursing residents who regularly see specialists, such as a cardiologist or orthopedic physician, this can provide added convenience when it comes to transportation to appointments.
4. High-Quality Collaborative Care
In essence, all the healthcare professionals who treat and care for an individual are “on the same team.” In the case of Otterbein Middletown, Atrium Medical Center’s proximity forges a valued partnership between the two organizations, ensuring residents receive seamless, high-quality care from hospital to home.
Why Choose an Otterbein SeniorLife Neighborhood?
Otterbein SeniorLife Neighborhoods, also known as small house neighborhoods, break the mold of traditional nursing homes by offering personalized care in a small house with no more than 12 elders per house. Here are some distinguishing features of living in a small house neighborhood:
- Private suites with private bathrooms
- Home-cooked meals served family style every day
- Lots of one-on-one attention from consistent staff
Want to learn more? Head over to our website to learn more about Otterbein SeniorLife Neighborhoods.