A third of Medicare beneficiaries did not receive home health rehabilitation after being discharged from the intensive care unit, according to research presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Critical Care Congress.

“Disability in walking, bathing, swallowing and speaking are common in older adults after being in the ICU and at a minimum, patients who are discharged and are homebound should be evaluated by physical, occupational and speech therapists,” Jason Falvey, DPT, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow at Yale School of Medicine, said in a press release.

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