Preparing for the Transition: From Hospital Stay to Short Term In-Patient Rehabilitation
The need for in-hospital intensive or acute medical care is a result of a serious illness, injury, or accident. Before the patient can return home, short-term in-patient rehabilitation is often required once the patient is released from the hospital. The purpose of short term rehab is not only to support recovery and healing, but also to help patients rebuild strength and regain function to return to as normal a life as possible.
It’s important to understand what transitional rehab is and what can be expected while the patient is there. Doing so will help relieve some of the stress and anxiety the patient may be feeling about transitioning from the hospital to the rehabilitation facility.
While in the hospital doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are in charge of the patient’s medical care. Rest and recovery is the only responsibility the patient has. When moved into transitional rehab, however, the focus shifts towards the patient having more responsibility for their recovery. The goal now is to get them back in shape and healthy to return to as normal a daily routine as possible. Although medical supervision and care are a major part of short term rehab, recovery now requires a lot more participation from the patient.
Below are important things to know to help you or your loved one prepare for the transition from the hospital to the transitional rehabilitation facility.
Transitioning from the hospital to the rehabilitation facility can feel overwhelming. By better preparing yourself and/or your loved one for what comes next will help relieve a lot of stress and anxiety about the move.
You should expect to work with a team of rehab specialists including various therapists, nursing staff, doctors, and other professionals in short term rehab as necessary. Your case manager will work with you and your loved ones to formulate a specific treatment plan based on the needs of the patient.
Margate specializes in Transitional Rehabilitation, a comprehensive rehabilitation approach that focuses on short-term recovery after surgery or other illness. Our focus is on providing each patient with a positive rehab experience. Because of these positive experiences, a significant number of our patients return to Margate for future rehabilitation needs. Contact us today to learn more.