Short-Term/Post-Acute Rehabilitation Services
Our short-term, post-acute rehabilitation program is designed to help patients get back on their feet and regain their independence. Our comprehensive exercise program combines physical and occupational therapy. This unit is specifically designed for those individuals who are discharged from the hospital and are not quite ready to return home.
Working toward maximum independence
A brief hospitalization can deprive us of our customary feeling of independence and security. Our programs are designed to improve the physical condition of patients with limited functioning.
A team of rehabilitation specialists that includes your doctor, nurse, social worker, physical and occupational therapists and a speech therapist will design a treatment program to address your specific needs.
Once you are ready to begin, your daily schedule will include exercises and activities of daily living. Our team will meet each week to evaluate your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your rehabilitation program. When it is time for you to return home we will assist you with all areas of this transition and work with you to help ensure you are in a comfortable and safe environment.
Education is also available on exercises that you can do once discharged from our facility as well as techniques to help prevent future injuries. We also offer education to family and loved ones on the use of assistive equipment.
With the help of Physical Therapists, patients work toward independence, returning to a fully functioning lifestyle as soon as possible. We offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment. Other problems treated include range of motion, flexibility, endurance issues, balance and gait training, strength and body mechanics.
Patients in need of occupational therapy work with trained occupational therapists to master activities of daily living from dressing and feeding to cooking, shopping and writing.
Our speech therapists evaluate and treat patients with swallowing problems, cognition problems, language delay and voice articulation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will I stay? Your length of stay depends on several factors including your physical condition, home environment and type of surgery. The average length of stay for an orthopedic patient is 12 days.
Will I have a private room? Our unit contains 46 beds. There are four private rooms and 21 semi-private rooms all with half baths. We make every effort to place you with a compatible roommate.
Do the rooms have TV and telephones? Yes, all rooms are equipped with a television and a telephone. Additionally, we have computer access on the unit.
How often will I have therapy? Physical and Occupational therapy are available six days a week. Typically, a person will see physical therapy two times per day and occupational therapy one time per day.
What is a team meeting? The therapists, nurse, social worker and physician meet on Mondays and Tuesdays to discuss patient progress and discharge planning. The social worker will meet with you and your family after the meeting to discuss the outcomes of the meeting and to assist in your discharge planning. Additionally, each therapist will review treatment goals with you for clarification and understanding.
Will my doctor be following me at Rex Rehabilitation? Your care will be transferred to a doctor that specializes in rehabilitation. He or she rounds twice weekly and a physician's assistant rounds five days a week.
What should I wear? Please bring comfortable clothing and shoes that are easy to take on and off. You will be expected to dress for therapy each day. Physical and Occupational therapy often involves exercise, so dress accordingly.
How is pain medication handled? Pain is assessed on the "one to ten" scale, just like in the hospital. If you are experiencing pain, please let us know immediately. You will be medicated according to your orders. It is also recommended that you receive pain medication prior to starting therapy.
If you would like more information about our rehabilitation services, please contact us at (919) 784-6639.