Acute care is the immediate, short-term intensive care given when a patient has a critical/debilitating injury or illness with the goal to return to their daily life after a short term stay. Subacute care is for patients who continue to need a high level of care that is still very specialized but less intensive than acute care. In acute and subacute care, our nursing staff are required to have special training and, in some instances, special licensing in order to meet the needs of the patients.
While the goal is to help patients regain as much mobility and independence as possible, long-term care is a common need for subacute patients. Efforts to ensure comfort and quality of life are woven into the program. This includes social services support to help you navigate insurance and accommodations for visiting, where possible. At Community Hospital of San Bernardino, we care about you and your loved one’s comfort and wellbeing.