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Sub-Acute Care: (5 Things You Need To Know)

Faircape Health has the answers to your questions about Sub-Acute care.

What is Sub-Acute Care?

Sub-acute care provided by Faircape Health focuses on bridging the gap between the hospital and home. Also known as “step down” care, it’s defined as a type of inpatient programme focused on the recuperation & rehabilitation phase of the healing process. Typically, it takes place after illness, injury or as result of a disease. 

Faircape Health offers private rooms for Sub-Acute Care.
Faircape Health offers private rooms for Sub-Acute Care.

Geriatric Care (65 Years+)

When talking about seniors, this type of care is often described as more intensive than a nursing home, but less so than acute care. In other words, it’s not the type of care required for the severely ill or injured people. So, it’s usually short term and focuses on recuperation and returning to independent living.

Types of Sub-Acute Care

Many patients and family members ask what types of services are included in comprehensive sub-acute care? Faircape Health care providers include may different types of health professionals. For example, doctors, nursing, caregivers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, social workers, psychologists and more. 

Is This Type Of Care For Me?

This Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) approach described above gives patients the best possible outcomes. Some common examples include recovery from stroke, brain, or bone injury. So, if you or your loved one has suffered from any of these then sub-acute care may be the best option.

Occupational Therapy can help to improve visuospatial awareness and fine motor coordination as part of sub-acute care
Occupational Therapy can help to improve visuospatial awareness and fine motor coordination as part of sub-acute care

Faircape Health (5 Star Treatment)

The comprehensive care provided by the MDT and the scenic environments at Faircape Health care make for the best step-down care setting in Cape Town. Our facilities are luxurious, specialised, and designed to make recovery as comfortable as possible while providing the best possible healing outcomes.