What to Expect
Our hospital has defined rehabilitation with positive results in mind. Your course of treatment will be tailored to meet your needs and abilities. You will be under the care of our team of qualified experts, working closely together to plan for your recovery.
Although the plan of care is different for each patient, the daily schedule follows the same basic routine.
- There’s a lot of work to do, so the day starts early.
- Your nurse will visit you and provide you with any needed treatments.
- Nursing and/or therapy staff will help you to use the rest room, and get clean and dressed for the day.
- Breakfast is planned daily by your nutritionist and physician to account for your current medical needs.
- Patients typically have 2-3 therapy sessions in the morning before lunch. Your therapy schedule is provided to you each evening so you know what to expect the following day.
- Lunch is planned by your nutritionist and physician to account for your current medical needs.
- Your afternoon will also be spent in therapy sessions.
- Time for resting is provided between sessions, when needed.
- Nurses will check up on you through the day, provide you with needed treatments, and help you practice the activities you learn in therapy.
- Dinner is planned daily by your nutritionist and physician to account for your current medical needs.
- You have the evening free to visit with family and friends, relax, read or watch TV.
- Snacks are always available. Just ask.
- Nursing staff will help you with grooming, putting on your bedclothes and getting comfortable in bed.
- During the night, we work hard to minimize interruptions. We will check on you throughout the night and provide any needed treatments, but we won’t wake you unless it’s necessary.
- Throughout your stay, you will receive routine visits from a physician experienced in rehabilitation.
- Your case manager will also visit. The case manager coordinates your care, ensuring all needs are met and questions answered.
- Your doctor and case manager are always just a phone call away.
- Our recreation therapy department also provides community outings and organized activities for patients and families throughout the week to maximize the rehabilitation program through community re-entry and leisure activities.
We strongly encourage family participation in the rehabilitation process. A patient's family is an integral part of their rehabilitation and a critical member of the rehabilitation team.
Family members are always welcome to attend therapy sessions. Our staff also provides ongoing education and training to help family members understand their loved one's diagnosis, promote their continued recovery and prepare them for return to home and to the community.
Discharge planning begins early in the rehabilitation process. Your case manager will guide you and your family through this process, but other team members will also be actively involved. On the day of discharge, patients usually check out of their rooms by 11 a.m.
Visiting hours are from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Visitors under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and be free from communicable disease.
It is also recommended that the number of visitors allowed in a patient room (per patient) is limited to two, unless approval from nursing personnel is granted. Visitors should respect the privacy of other patients. Requests for restricted/supervised visitation will be recognized and we will make every effort to meet those requests. There may be times, however, that circumstances prevent us from meeting the request. In these circumstances patient/family will be notified and efforts will be made to work with patients and families to resolve issues. Contact your nurse or case manager with any questions regarding this.
Our first floor hospital cafeteria hours are from 11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., offering prepared food for staff and visitors. Vending machines are available in the cafeteria at anytime. For patient protection, food brought into the hospital must conform to the patient's prescribed diet. The amount of food brought in should not be more than can be eaten in a 24-hour period and should be in an air-tight container.