From care facilities to in-home nursing or aid assistance, learn about services that can help individuals get the daily help they may need as they age.

Questions and Answers About Subacute Rehabilitation

Sub acute rehab (also called subacute rehabilitation or SAR) is complete inpatient care for someone suffering from an illness or injury. SAR is time-limited with the express purpose of improving functioning and discharging home.

SAR is typically provided in a licensed skilled nursing facility (SNF). Sometimes, SNFs are part of a hospital system and even physically located on the same campus, while other times, they’re independent organizations. Regardless, a SNF must be licensed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) in order to provide SAR. This licensing process includes regular onsite surveys to verify compliance with regulatory health requirements and life safety codes (such as fire protection and exit strategies).