Your Rehab Stay

It’s important to us that each patient be aware of the facts regarding their stay at our medical rehabilitation facility.  Please read through the points below so you can be prepared and informed of our timelines and process.

Length of stay

The typical length of stay for medical rehabilitation patients is two weeks.  However, due to your medical and rehabilitative needs, your stay may be shorter or longer.  This will be determined by your interdisciplinary team.

Conferences

Interdisciplinary team conferences are held on a weekly basis for all medical rehabilitation patients.  During this time, you and your family are encouraged to participate in order to remain informed of your progress in the program.  There are four types of conferences:

  • Evaluation: This is your initial conference to discuss your current functional level and the goals you will need to reach before returning home with your family/caregiver.  This conference lasts around 15 minutes; however, you may meet with any member of the team at a later time to further discuss any questions or concerns.
  • Interim: This conference is attended by the rehabilitation team and does not include the patient or family.  During this time, the team will discuss your progress in the rehabilitation program.
  • Team rounds: This conference occurs at the mid-point of your stay if it is longer than three weeks.  You and your family are encouraged to participate in this conference.  During this time, the rehabilitation team will discuss your progress in the program.  This conference will last 10 minutes; however, you may meet with any member of the team at a later time to further discuss any questions or concerns.
  • Discharge: This is the last conference you will attend in the rehabilitation program.  The team will discuss the progress you have made and what type of therapies and care we would like for you to continue with at home.  This conference lasts 10 minutes; however, you may meet with any member of the team at a later time to further discuss any questions or concerns.

Therapy Schedules

The therapists on your rehabilitation team will meet daily to organize your therapy times for the following day.  Please let your team know if you have any special requests.  Your therapy times are scheduled in two 90 minute blocks: one block with physical therapy and one block with occupational therapy.  You may also receive speech therapy, recreational therapy and psychology services if applicable.

Durable Medical Equipment

Your rehabilitation team will include an individual with extensive knowledge of durable medical equipment ordering.  We are happy to assist you and your family with arrangements for ordering durable medical equipment and supplies; however, you may make your own arrangements, as well.