Monday-Sunday: You will spend a minimum of 3 hours per day for at least 5 days per week in therapy, including Saturday and Sunday depending on your date of admission. Therapies may be in 30, 45 or 60 minute sessions.
An individual schedule will be available for you. Rest sessions will be provided
at intervals during your day. Educational programs are presented on specified
evenings and weekends. Special trips may be arranged and are often planned for
leisure and therapeutic reasons.
Regular or special diets are followed. A dietitian counsels
you regarding food preferences and provides instructions on special diets. Family
members may bring food to you only with permission of the nursing staff or physician.
Dining facilities are provided to encourage you to eat together
in a group setting. Eating is an activity of daily living; building this skill
assures improved nutrition after discharge. The rehabilitation team monitors
those who need assistance with eating. Should a patient require a feeding tube
for nutrition, staff will assist safe and appropriate intake.
A washer and dryer are available for patient use. Using these
facilities with help from your therapists will maximize your independence when
you return home.
4 - 8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Family/caregivers are not restricted to these hours and are encouraged to attend
and participate whenever possible.
Alarm beds are used when indicated. Gait belts are used when
ambulating.To assure your safety, all activities on the unit such as walking,
bathroom use or showering, should be performed with nursing or therapist supervision.
As you improve, you and your team will decide when you no longer need supervision
and can be more independent on the unit.
The rehabilitation unit consists of private, semi-private rooms
and one home-setting room. The unit adjoins the therapy areas, patient lounge
and dining room. There is a central nursing station with a call-light system.
Call lights are available at bedside and in bathrooms. Capital Region is a smoke-free
facility and your cooperation is appreciated.
We want to know your opinion of the services that you receive
from us. Sometime during or after your care, you will have the opportunity to
complete a Quality Survey to let us know if we have exceeded you expectations.
We may also call you at home to ask your opinion of our services. If there are
any staff that have been especially helpful to you, please take time to recognize
them on the surveys. You may also fill out a survey
If you DO have a concern or complaint, please report this immediately
to you caregiver or ask to speak with the supervisor of the area. You have the
right to a prompt response to you concern. We will make every attempt to resolve
your concern. You may also fill out a survey
If you have any questions regarding any aspect of your rights
as a patient or have concerns about the medical care given to you, you may access
the Ethics Committee directly by calling the hospital operator and asking to
be referred to a member of the committee. You also may access
the committee by making a request to the Director of Rehabilitation Services.
If you have an advance directive or living will, please bring
a copy for your medical chart.
You will dress every morning in your own clothes and remain
dressed until bedtime. Bring comfortable clothing for five days (what you would
normally wear at home), including undergarments, comfortable shoes, socks, a
sweater or jacket, pajamas and a robe. Some suggestions for clothing include: Women
should consider wearing slacks rather than dresses for exercises for the therapy
mats in order to maintain privacy. A cardigan sweater is helpful as room temperatures
vary for each individual's comfort.
Remember to bring appropriate containers for storage of any
of these items. Bring special medication containers you may have used for medication
administration at home, i.e.; weekly medication planner. Bring all adaptive equipment
you were using prior to admission; including walkers, canes or crutches. Do not
bring valuables, jewelry, personal papers or wallets. The hospital is not responsible
for loss of personal items.
In most cases, pre-admission certification is required.
Capital Region Medical Center and physicians accept Medicare assignment. Please
bring Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance cards with you at time of admission.
Your social worker or insurance clerk can assist you if questions arise.