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Inpatient Rehabilitation Questions & Answers

There are many questions patients and their families should ask before choosing the right rehabilitation program. Here are some very important questions to ask about any rehabilitation program.

What kind of license and accreditation does the unit have?

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Capital Region's Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit is licensed by the State of Missouri, is accredited by the Joint Commission and American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

 

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 program.

Dr. RoudebushHow 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. shoe assist


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.