A typical patient receives a minimum of three (3) hours of therapy a day. A wide range of treatment settings are available to meet individual needs. These areas range from the gym in the center of our facility to a pool for aquatic therapy, Activities of Daily Living (ADL) settings include a kitchen, game and recreation areas, apartment settings, courtyard with different terrains, and of course, your patient room.
Monday through Friday
Therapy and individual education sessions are held in the morning and afternoon with rest periods in between. Your schedule will be posted for you. You may want to share your schedule with your family and visitors.
Saturday and Sunday
Weekend therapy services may be offered based on your progress.
Participation by Family and Friends
The interdisciplinary treatment team will encourage your family and friends to participate in your rehabilitation program. They may be asked to attend treatment team meetings or therapy sessions to learn techniques that will help them care for you (or avoid "over helping") after you leave the hospital.
You should not ask your family or friends to assist you out of bed, out of a wheelchair or to walk with you until they have been given specific instructions by our staff. For other safety tips, click here.
Before You Leave
Even before you arrive at Rehabilitation Hospital, you are assigned a case manager. Discharge planning may include identifying and prequalifying vendors of adaptive equipment (such as crutches, walkers, oxygen, etc.) and outpatient and home care providers (physical therapy, visiting nurse services, speech therapy, etc.) as well as other community referrals.
As you progress through rehabilitation, we constantly re-evaluate your abilities and functional limitations to identify what services you will need once you are discharged.
By the time you are ready to be discharged, you will have progressed in your rehabilitation and will have answered some important questions about the future. All decisions regarding discharge planning (as with all aspects of your care) are reviewed and discussed by the entire care team. Physicians, nurses, therapists, case managers as well as you and your family work together to make the most appropriate decisions.
To adequately evaluate your ability to function in an independent setting, we may offer a brief stay in our transitional living apartment . There you will be assessed for simple homemaking tasks and self-care abilities.
Before discharge, our team members may provide you with exercises and other helpful information that will assist you in continuing rehabilitation after you leave. Our case managers will locate resources in your community that will be able to provide key services once you're home. And we may point you toward other community organizations you might want to explore.
It is our goal to ensure that you are in an appropriate, safe environment once you leave our facility. If you have any questions about discharge planning, talk with your case manager. Click here to learn more about our discharge process.
Approximately 30 days after you leave the hospital you will be contacted by a staff person to see how you are functioning at home. This information will help us to develop programs and services to enhance our care.
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