Advanced Care Hospital offers intensive medical care in a healing environment for patients to provide them treatment they need to return home or progress to the next healthcare setting. Whether you have been referred to Advanced Care Hospital, or you are trying to determine the right place for your loved one, here are some answers that may help.
What is the difference between short-term and long-term care?
Short-term hospitals are ideal for patients who can typically recover in less than one week and may not have a complex medical condition. Patients who may stay in the hospital for an extended period of time and have more serious illnesses need long-term care. The average stay at a short-term hospital is about five days, whereas the average length of stay at the Advanced Care Hospital is 25 days.
Our hospital uses a multidisciplinary approach to caring for patients with complex medical conditions. A team of physicians, nurses, aides, dietitians, therapists, pharmacists and social workers strive to create and provide individualized care and healing for each patient.
What are complex medical conditions?
Our patients may have one, or more than one, of the serious illnesses listed below upon admission:
- Pulmonary Diseases
- Infectious Diseases
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Uncontrolled Diabetes
- Cardiovascular Diseases
- Renal Failure, Sepsis
- Multi-system Complications
- Head Injury/Trauma
- Neurological Conditions
- Post-surgery Extended Recovery
For a full list of conditions we treat, please follow this link.
What rehabilitation services are offered at Advanced Care Hospital?
To help each patient reach their fullest potential for living, Advanced Care Hospital offers therapies for individual needs including:
The length and frequency of daily therapy sessions depends of the patient’s specific plan of care and their tolerance level.
What is the environment like at Advanced Care Hospital?
We believe cleanliness keeps our patients, their families and guests safe. In addition to giving the best in patient care, infection control is a top priority. Rooms are disinfected through the use of ultraviolet devices. Infection protocols are implemented and monitored using guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. We are happy to share our current infection control rates with you to compare with rates of other facilities.
The private rooms offer a comfortable space for patients and their families. Certain rooms have lifts built into the ceiling to assist our staff. The lifts help the team mobilize patients weighing up to 750 pounds.
Friendly faces greet patients, families and guests at the nurse’s station and a common sitting area just down the hall. There is also a chapel, cafeteria, gift shop and garden area on the premises available to our families and guests.
Is long-term care covered by insurance?
Advanced Care Hospital accepts Medicare, most Medicare Advantage plans, as well as most forms of private insurance.
Where is Advanced Care Hospital located?
As one of only eight long-term acute care hospitals in the state, our 27-bed hospital is conveniently situated in Searcy, Ark., just off Hwy. 67/167. With minimal traffic in the surrounding area, our hospital is easily accessible from the highway. Click here to see a map of our location.
Where will my loved one go after discharge?
Patients may return home; move to an inpatient rehab; skilled nursing center; or an assisted living residence.
Where can I learn more?
We understand that every patient is different, with distinct illnesses and needs. If you have additional questions, please Contact Us so we can address your specific questions. Also, we invite you to come take a tour of our hospital to make sure it is the right choice for your loved one.