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Hanna House Skilled Nursing Center
The Hanna House Skilled Nursing Center consists of two floor 50-bed subacute care unit with one floor of administrative and rehabilitation facility. The availability of an on-site subacute care facility helps reduce the acute care length of stay for specific patient populations. It allows for a broader range of services and a level of care beyond what is currently available at freestanding facilities, and provides physicians and patients with immediate access to skilled nursing beds.
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Skilled care means that a person requires intensive rehabilitation (about two to four hours a day), and skilled nursing on a daily basis. The expected length of stay for these patients is between 12 and 14 days, and patients are expected to be discharged home. A team of nurses, physical, occupational, speech and music/activity therapists, social workers, dietitians, and support staff work together to provide optimum patient care at Hanna House.

The music therapy program here at UH, provides Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) techniques for patients with stroke, CVA, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's Disease, Expressive Aphasia and Dementia.  These patients reside mainly in Hanna House.  Neurologic Music Therapy is a research-based system of standardized clinical techniques.  It can be used to meet goals that Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Pathologists have set for patients.  Neurologic Music Therapy is used for sensorimotor, cognitive and speech and language training. 

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