Designed using clinical research that links environmental factors to positive surgical outcomes, Dogwood Forest™ provides the optimal healing environment for seniors after hospitalization, a prolonged illness, or surgery.

The goal of our on-site* post- operative care program is to help seniors fully recover so that they can go back home, not back to the hospital.

Short-Term / Post-Operative Care Medicare Payment Cost Comparison

older woman in wheelchairThere are a variety of services that can be provided within a Dogwood Forest assisted living community and covered by Medicare, especially for post-operative recovery and respite (“short-term stays”) including:

  • Rehabilitation including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy
  • Dentistry, Podiatry and Massage Therapy
  • Skilled nursing through Home Health Care
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Physician and Nurse Practitioner Visits

What surprises many is how minimal the cost difference is between short term care in a Dogwood Forest community versus entering a skilled nursing rehabilitation community (“nursing home”), especially for longer stays. Home Health Care is actually significantly more expense and provides fewer services. While the cost difference between a skilled nursing facility and Dogwood Forest is minimal, the living and healing environments are vastly different.

At Dogwood Forest, our Post Operative Care Amenities & Services include:
  • elegantly furnished suite
  • 24-hour call system
  • meals & snacks prepared to address therapeutic needs
  • managing medications and change in condition
  • caring, optimistic 24-hour on-site* nursing and care staff
  • medical-alert call system
  • coordinating physician ordered rehabilitative services
  • wellness & exercise programs
  • weekly housekeeping & laundry
  • social & life enrichment activities
Call us TODAY to see how we can help share the care during the day.

*provided on-site by third party providers.

Dogwood Forest.

Because a better living environment leads to a better life.™