There are a many health conditions that require care in settings outside of the traditional hospital. These range from very serious situations, such as stroke recovery or rehabilitation after a surgery like a hip replacement, to important, but less critical issues such as medication management. Most of these situations require medical expertise, but not traditional hospital level of care where the main priority is to stabilize your condition.
When you are able to leave the traditional hospital, you may need continued medical care or an extended recovery period. This is when you would transition to another care setting with varying medical intensity based on your needs.
Types of settings include: