Rehabilitation Facilities – How Do I Choose?

Greetings and Welcome to the first Blog post for Premier Rehabilitation on the beautiful campus of Maranatha Village in Springfield, Missouri. This post, and several more in the future, will be designed to help you make an informed decision on your selection of a short-term Rehabilitation facility. We will assist you by identifying and discussing the criteria that you would most likely desire for yourself or for a loved one when circumstances require it.

Rehabilitation, in the form of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy, is very often needed to continue the recuperation process and for rebuilding strength. It is recommended, especially to Seniors, to enable the patient to return home with the best chance of functioning at the highest ability possible and therefore to enjoy their quality of life.

The first step in deciding upon a short-term Rehabilitation Facility is to realize how the hospitalization process has changed over the years. There was a time in the not so distant past when your General Practitioner was responsible for the care of his patients before during and after a health set back. Not so today. Hospitalists are assigned to care for those who are admitted to the hospital. Likewise, a Medical Director is responsible for continuing a person’s move toward recovery at Rehabilitation Facilities. Many people think that their Personal Care Physician will tend to them at the hospital and will continue to oversee their care at Rehabilitation Facilities too. That is not a realistic expectation in todays healthcare environment. Within 24 hours of your hospital admission a hospital Care Manager will be asking you what facility you would like to choose for Rehabilitation. Most people are not prepared to make that decision, especially if the question had not been considered previously coupled with the person’s current illness. If you aren’t prepared to choose a Rehab Facility, one will be selected for you. Wouldn’t it be better if you directed that decision? As stated earlier, this blog will provide you with tips and ideas to help you make an informed decision about Rehabilitation Facilities, so that if the day comes that you must choose, you’ll be prepared and confident in your decision. Our next post will be on August 19.

The Premier Rehabilitation team; to include our Medical Director, Director of Nursing, and Therapists, will be relating more information to consider in future entries. In the meantime, if you are looking for a short-term Rehabilitation Facility for inpatient or outpatient Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapies, we’d welcome a contact from you.

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