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Thursday, September 12, 2024

Planning for Short-Term Rehab

Planning for short-term rehab will help you recover with confidence after a hospital stay. Understanding your options ahead of time can make your transition to a rehab community easier.

Even if you’re in the hospital unexpectedly, you can still make a short-term rehab plan to get on track to recovery. Talk to your discharge planner for help learning about your rehab options.

Planning for short-term rehab

Start thinking about short-term rehab ahead of time so you can tour communities and ask important questions. Start with these:

  • Who will care for me?
  • How often will I see my doctors, therapists and other members of my care team?
  • How soon after move-in will my therapy start?
  • What will my care plan look like?  
  • How will this community help me when it’s time to go home?
  • Will they help me find and plan for ongoing care if I need it?
  • What will my room be like?
  • Is the food good?
  • How often will my family and friends be able to visit?
  • Will there be things to do when I’m not in therapy?
  • Will my insurance pay for rehab here?

Don’t forget to ask yourself, “Do I feel comfortable here?”

Since space can be limited, finding one you like early on will also allow you to pre-register for a room.

Learning more about short-term rehab

At Chicago Methodist Senior Services’ Wesley Place, we host regular events to answer these questions. Our pre-rehab events include tours of Wesley Place, a chance to talk to our care team and even meet others who are planning for short-term rehab.

If you’ve scheduled an elective surgery, like a hip or knee replacement, call us at 773-406-3223 to find out about our next pre-rehab event. You’re also always welcome to schedule a one-on-one tour or pre-register so we can reserve your room.

If you’re currently hospitalized, a loved one can visit and tour Wesley Place on your behalf. A member of our team will also visit you in the hospital so you can get to know us and ask any questions you may have about Wesley Place.

If you’re planning for short-term rehab, we have more helpful tips for you. Visit our page on what to expect from short-term rehab or read our frequently asked questions. We’re here to help you feel your best.

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