What to Expect
When you first arrive, 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.
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.
Case Manager/Social Worker/Discharge Planner
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.