When you first arrive for your stay, we’ll assist you in getting settled into your room and becoming familiar with all aspects of our inpatient rehabilitation program. After that, you may be asked to participate in a series of evaluations to help us get more familiar with you and your specific needs. These assessments will be an important part of putting together your personal goals and treatment plan and getting you started on your road to recovery.
Most patients receive a minimum of three hours of therapy each day for at least five days a week. Therapy takes place in individual and group settings, and sessions are scheduled for various times throughout the day. We encourage your loved ones to be part of your rehabilitation program, and to offer encouragement and observe therapy sessions. With your permission, family members are also welcome to speak with staff and ask any questions they may have about your progress.
Who’s on your care team?
You’ll have a specialized care team of rehab experts who meet regularly to discuss your progress, plan your therapy sessions, and help you reach your goals.
The team includes:
- Your physician has specific experience in rehabilitation medicine and will coordinate your overall treatment program. You will have regular access to him or her.
- Your physical therapist will coach you through exercises designed to help improve your balance, strength, and endurance. Physical therapists will also work with you to decrease pain and improve range of motion, mobility, and functional skills.
- Your occupational therapist will help you become more independent by teaching you new ways to perform daily tasks, including bathing, dressing, eating, and preparing food, so that we can help you return to a more normal daily routine.
- Your speech therapist will help you work on your communication, memory, hearing, and problem-solving skills. If you have difficulty swallowing, the speech therapist will also address this.
- A team of rehabilitation nurses will work together to provide around-the-clock personal care. They’re also an excellent resource of information for you and your family during your stay with us.
- Your case manager and/or social worker and/or discharge planner (varies by facility) will work together to help you find the services you need, create plans for your treatment and recovery, and help you complete a safe transition from the inpatient therapy program to home.
What should you bring?
Here are a few suggestions on what to bring to make your stay with us more comfortable and productive:
Other items you may find useful during your stay include: razor, shaving cream, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, comb or hairbrush.
Please keep all valuable items, such as money and jewelry at home. You will not need them at our location, and we don’t want you to lose track of them during your stay. *Note: Staff may be required to check personal electrical equipment for safety prior to being approved for use.
Sample Daily Schedule
Though your schedule will be customized to meet your individual needs and goals, here is an example of what your day might look like during your time with us:
- Your nurse will start your day with medications and/or any needed medical treatments.
- Nursing or therapy staff will assist you as needed with getting clean, dressed and to the restroom.
- Breakfast is served consisting of your choices from the menu, where available. Community meals in the dining hall are typically encouraged, as this gives you the opportunity to socialize and share experiences with other patients, which in turn provides you with an important and valuable support system.
- You will have therapy scheduled throughout the day.
- Therapy usually begins between 7 and 9 a.m.
- Your therapy schedule for the next day will be shared with you each evening so you will know what to expect.
- Lunch is served consisting of your choices from the menu; where available, community meals in the dining area are encouraged. This gives you the opportunity to socialize and share experiences with other patients, providing you with an important and valuable support system.
- Your nurse will administer any medications and/or treatments you need.
- Your therapy sessions will continue into the afternoon, though your schedule can be modified as needed to include breaks when you need them.
- Your nurse will continue to check on you throughout the day.
- Where available, dinner is served. Community meals are also encouraged in the dining area. This gives you the opportunity to socialize and share experiences with other patients, providing you with an important and valuable support system.
- Snacks will be available as needed later in the evening.
- The evening is a good time for family and friends to visit and for you to rest and prepare for the next day of therapy.
- Nursing staff may practice activities you are working on in therapy.
- Your nursing staff will assist you with getting clean, changed into nighttime attire and getting ready for bed. We encourage you to get a good night’s rest in order to support your recovery and be able to participate in therapy the following day.
- Your rehabilitation physician will visit you to attend to medical conditions and address any concerns you may have.
- Your case manager will visit you regularly and is available to coordinate your care.
- Your case manager’s phone number will be provided to you for any questions you have during your stay.
- Your clinical team members are available to answer any questions you or your family/caregivers may have.
- Therapy staff will arrange family or caregiver training as needed before you leave to go home.
- There are several common areas available for socialization and recreation.