The fall doesn’t just mean pumpkin spice lattes, cinnamon candles, and sweater weather, it’s also the perfect time to start planning for a healthy 2022. Prioritizing your health now will set you up for a happier 2022 and could also put more money back in the bank.
Doctors notice a big uptick in elective surgeries in the last quarter of the year. It’s a trend surgeons credit to high deductible insurance plans. More Americans than ever before are on high deductible health plans. If you have an HDHP you have to hit a pretty big number – usually $1,000 or $2,000 minimum out of pocket, before your insurance picks up the bill. Once you’ve hit your deductible, usually near the end of the year, is the best time to schedule normally pricey procedures. But you’ll want to act fast, as doctors’ schedules fill up quickly this time of year.
Another reason the fall is the best time to schedule those procedures you may have been putting off, is because many of us get more time off work around the winter holiday months and have more family around to help with appointments and recovery. So if there’s something you’ve been thinking about doing – like a joint replacement, or back surgery that you may have been putting off, consider scheduling it before the calendar turns over to 2022, it could save you major money on surgery and rehabilitation.
Do your research
You’ll also want to plan for the recovery process. You have a choice in rehabilitation facilities, so do your research to make sure you get the best treatment possible.
Some things to consider:
- Look for a facility that has an individualized treatment plan designed just for you.
- Make sure the physicians, RNs, therapists, and nurse aides are licensed and trained.
- Ensure the facility you choose has state-of-the-art treatment methods.
- Pay close attention to amenities. If you’re staying for short-term recovery, or outpatient therapy, you want to choose somewhere convenient and comfortable that lets you focus on getting back to 100%.
- And finally, make sure the rehabilitation facility you choose accepts both private insurance and Medicare and will work with you if you’re out of network coverage, so there are no surprises in the end.
WellPark at Shannondale is a rehab center with luxurious amenities and state-of-the-art facilities, so you can get better, and get back to your life as soon as possible. A staff of highly trained, licensed therapists and nurses will work directly with your surgeon and primary health provider to formulate a personalized plan to meet your specific health needs.
Recover in your own luxurious private suite equipped with high-speed internet and cable that will make you feel like you’re in a hotel, not a rehab facility. WellPark boasts the latest recovery advancements including a HydroWorx Pool for aquatic therapy, zero-gravity treadmill, and therapeutic massages to name a few. You can also enjoy room service, Starbucks coffee, Mayfield ice cream, a movie theater, a park, and a full-service salon and spa without ever leaving the premises.
But don’t take our word for it, see for yourself.
Give us a call or send us an email and consider asking your health care providers to request WellPark for your short-term rehab stay.
865-474-7690 x 405