Inpatient Rehabilitation Center
Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation Center provides rehabilitation for hospitalized patients needing specialized intensive rehabilitation following an injury, illness or surgery.
When you are admitted to inpatient rehab, your therapy team will greet you and develop a daily schedule according to your needs. The goal is three hours of therapy, five to six days a week. Most patients stay in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center an average of 10 to 14 days. Your doctor and therapy team will work with you to decide when you are ready to go home based on individual circumstances.
Introducing the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center: [click to watch]
What is the difference between a physical therapist, occupational therapist and speech language pathologist?
- A physical therapist focuses on mobility activities such as walking, transferring to a chair, and getting in and out of bed and a car.
- An occupational therapist focuses on lifestyle activities such as grooming, hygiene, bathing, dressing and preparing meals.
- A speech language pathologist is trained to treat patients who have communication or swallowing disorders. He or she helps with talking, reading, writing and listening as well as discussing what foods and liquids are safe to consume.
Does Medicare pay for rehab?
Yes, Medicare covers your inpatient rehab stay so long as you have the Part A benefit and you meet the medical criteria for admission.
How often will I see my doctor?
Your doctor on the rehab unit is the physiatrist, who makes rounds daily. Your rehab nurse can help you get in touch with the doctor.
What if I need a wheelchair when I go home?
Your physical therapist and occupational therapist may recommend equipment when you leave the hospital. The social worker will work with your insurance company to order the equipment and have it delivered before you return home.
What if my home or bathroom is too small for the equipment?
The therapists will discuss your home situation before making equipment recommendations. They may ask a family member or caregiver to measure doorways to help determine the appropriate equipment. On rare occasions, a therapist may visit your home to conduct an evaluation.
I have stairs but can't climb them. What now?
Your physical therapist will work on ways to help you navigate up and down stairs. If you are not able to use them safely, your therapist will discuss recommendations for ramps or rearranging room layout.
Will I need therapy when I am done with inpatient rehab?
Most patients have follow-up therapy to continue working towards increased function. Follow-up therapy can be through home health care or on an outpatient basis. Based on needs identified by your doctor, thesocial worker will help coordinate the appropriate follow-up services.