Short-term rehab serves a wide range of health needs, so every individual needs their own specialized rehab plan. Whether you’re looking for cardiac, orthopedic or another type of medical rehab, there are some common things you can expect when going through rehab yourself or setting it up for a loved one.
Read on for a better idea of what a rehab plan may look like – from before admission to recovery.
A rehab plan can be set up pre-hospitalization
Many who have elective surgery, like a hip or knee replacement, choose to set up a rehab plan prior to surgery. This is recommended, as you can typically reserve your room ahead of time to ensure your transition is as smooth as possible. Your nurse will work with you to make sure your medical records transfer seamlessly and to arrange your transportation. You will also have the opportunity to address any questions with a nurse prior to your surgery.
A personalized rehab plan addresses your needs
After your surgery, you will receive a personalized rehab plan. This typically involves therapy, nursing, and physician care. While many people think rehab involves physical therapy and nothing else, that is simply not the case. When older adults enter rehab programs like Wesley Place, they do go through physical therapy, but also benefit from offerings such as art, massage, and music therapy.
Your rehab plan will likely also include a new diet regimen recommended by your physician. At CMSS, the dining staff works hard to ensure each person feels at home and comfortable throughout their stay, so you can simply ask if you have special dietary needs. Rehab menus are rich in nutrients and designed to promote recovery.
Recovery begins on day one
During your time in rehab, you will have access to experts that specialize in communication skills, mobility and more, depending on your needs. From the moment you arrive at Chicago Methodist Senior Service’s Wesley Place, we have processes in place to ensure your rehab plan is on track and you can leave confidently at the end of your stay.
When you go home, there is a good chance that a home health company or a therapy clinic will continue providing care, and your existing inpatient rehab care provider will help set up this transition. A thorough explanation of your medications and health information will be handed off in the process so your return home goes smoothly.