The staff at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center realizes that our patients are most comfortable at home.
We understand that you don't want to be in the hospital or in a skilled nursing facility to continue your rehabilitation after surgery. Our care managers will work with you to get you home as quickly as possible. It's important to understand that your home needs to be a safe environment for you. It will be a while before you can manage walking up several flights of stairs, for example. If you're going home, you'll need family and friends available to help you out with some basic needs, and to assist with travel to your therapy and doctor's appointments. Your insurance coverage will also play a role in determining the level of assistance available to you after you leave the Medical Center.