Will my personal physician be involved with my care?
Your personal physician may be involved with your care if they
have staff privileges at Capital Region and desire to be an active participant.
Usually, your physician transfers your care to the physiatrist during the rehabilitation
How often will the physician see me?
At Capital Region's Inpatient Unit, a physiatrist sees each
patient at least three times per week and is on call 24 hours a day.
How much therapy will I receive a day?
All licensed inpatient rehabilitation units require patients
to have the ability to tolerate or to increase their endurance to participate
in three hours of therapy a minimum of five days per week. Therapies include at least two or all
three of these services: occupational, physical or speech therapy.
Are nursing services available?
Rehabilitation nursing care, including nurses certified in
rehabilitation, is available 24 hours a day to all patients on Capital Region's
Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit.
How long will I stay?
Each person’s plan of care is individualized depending
on diagnosis but the average stay is 10 to 14 days. Patients with cerebral vascular
accidents (strokes) may expect a longer stay of 3 to 6 weeks depending on the
severity and progress made in therapy.