We want you to know what to expect and understand the rehabilitation process. Below is a general outline of what you can expect in rehabilitation. There will be variations in this process based on your diagnosis and individual circumstances but is a general overview of what you can expect.
What you can expect in the process of recovery:
Length of Stay
- The length of stay for rehabilitation varies depending upon your goals, progress and a number of other factors. Generally, your length of stay will be longer if you are less independent at admission.
- The average length of stay for most patients is 10-14 days. Your case manager will communicate the expected discharge dates initially and then give you weekly updates.
Admission (day 1 and day 2)
- Evaluations completed by Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation, Speech Therapy and the Rehabilitation Physician.
- You and your family are encouraged to participate in our orientation class which is held every Tuesday and Friday afternoon.
- The team will work with you to develop an Individual Plan of Care which are your goals to reach before discharge.
- You will have three hours of therapy at least 5 days a week.
- There will be a team conference once a week that reviews progress toward goals and barriers to your discharge. The Case Manager will review that meeting with you; review any changes to goals or adjustment to the discharge date.
- A family meeting may be scheduled to share the plan of care and expected discharge date with your family/caregivers.
Weekly During Your Stay
- Team conference updates weekly from your Case Managers.
- Review of updated goals and discharge dates from your Case Manager.
- Discussion of equipment for discharge and ordering status updates with your Case Manager.
- Discussion regarding the services you may need after discharge and your preference for where to obtain those services.
- Family/Caregiver meetings if necessary.
- Ongoing caregiver training with Therapy and Nursing.
- Assistance with paperwork such as FMLA, disability, etc.
Final Week of Your Stay
- Equipment will be ordered and delivered.
- Medications will be called into your pharmacy 24 hours prior to discharge whenever possible.
- Discharge time is 11 a.m.
- Referrals for additional services will be made to home health or outpatient.
- Discharge planning starts with the pre-admission assessment prior to admission and continues throughout your stay. Your discharge destination is determined by many factors, including your progress, your support system, and your insurance coverage.
- You, your family and friends, and our team are all involved in your discharge planning. We will make all the necessary arrangements for equipment and therapy after discharge.
- You will most likely need some assistance at home which is why most rehabilitation patients are discharged to a community setting - either home with family or caregivers, a board and care facility, an assisted living facility, or a transitional living setting.
- Some patients are discharged to a nursing home or skilled nursing facility.
- Occasionally, a patient is discharged to another hospital or another nursing floor within Sutter Roseville Medical Center or your hospital of origin.
- You may be contacted after discharge to see how you are doing.
- You may also receive a satisfaction survey asking about your experience at Sutter Rehabilitation Institute.
- We want you to have a positive experience while you are here. If you are unhappy with your care at any time, please call the Nurse Manager at (916) 878-2562 or the Business Development Manager at (916) 878-2600.
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