Skilled Nursing: Transition From Acute Care to Home

Mercy’s Skilled Nursing Services Help Patients Transition Between Acute Care and Home

 Patients who have a need for short-stay rehabilitation or IV medications after being discharged from acute care may find the skilled nursing services at Mercy Hospital Fort Scott tremendously beneficial. Skilled nursing services are for patients meeting certain criteria as determined by their insurance or Medicare.

Skilled nursing is a short-term stay which helps a patient transition between acute care to home or other long-term living arrangements. The length of stay is determined by the patient’s diagnosis, medical needs and rate of progress.

Benefits to skilled nursing services at Mercy:

  • Patients are closer to home and loved ones so they recover faster
  • Timely admission process
  • 24-hour physician and nursing support plus readily available lab and diagnostics
  • Low patient-to-nurse ratio offers more individualized care for skilled nursing patients
  • Pastoral Care available
  • A consistent therapy team which customizes physical, occupational, and speech therapy based on the patient needs
  • A well-equipped rehabilitation gym and outdoor therapy courtyard
  • Private rooms and individual bathrooms
  • Onsite pharmacy staff
  • In-house registered dietitian and meals that are customized to the patient’s dietary needs
  • Wound care support
  • Social services available to assist with the transition to home care and other support services
  • Robust, multi-disciplinary discharge planning team which involves the family in the process
  • Zero facility-acquired infections
  • Friendly and local providers who care for you like you’re one of the family

Patients needing the following types of care may qualify for Mercy skilled nursing services:

  • Skilled nursing
  • IV medications
  • Pain control (IV or Intramuscular medications)
  • Wound care
  • Medication management
  • New diabetic teaching
  • New colostomy teaching
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech therapy

For more information about Mercy Hospital Fort Scott skilled nursing services, contact Carol Sinn, RN, at

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