Upon referral to the rehabilitation program the patient is evaluated prior to admission. Patients must be medically stable and physically able to benefit from an intensive therapy program that will include at least three hours of therapy a day. The Inpatient Rehabilitation program is designed to meet the individual needs of each patient. We will work with patients and families to maximize functional independence and plan for a successful discharge to home and community.
Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance companies provide an inpatient rehabilitation benefit. The social worker will communicate with the insurance provider prior to the patient being admitted to the rehabilitation unit. A list of things to bring during a rehabilitation stay, patients will wear street clothing. We recommend loose-fitting, comfortable clothes as patients will be involved in different activities throughout the day.
Suggested items include: slacks (jogging outfits if available), blouses, shirts, sweaters, robes, slippers, flat-soled shoes, jackets, gloves, and hats as needed.
Patients will also need a selection of underclothing and toiletries. Families should provide enough clothing for three days. Clothing should be labeled for easy identification. The nursing staff will wash laundry each evening as needed. We also encourage patients to bring personal belongings such as cards, flowers and pictures to make the room more comfortable. If patients bring electrical appliances (razor, hair dryer, tape player), they will need to be checked by our clinical engineers for safety before use.