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Having familiar faces around can help speed recovery. That’s why we encourage family participation in the rehabilitation process to the greatest extent possible.
A conference is held within the first two weeks of inpatient rehabilitation. The rehabilitation team reports on medical history, therapy progress and current abilities. The patient and the team provide input into the goals for rehabilitation. The rehabilitation plan and discharge options are discussed. Everyone is encouraged to ask questions and address concerns.
Participation in therapies
We encourage family members to attend therapy sessions with their family member to learn ways to reinforce the skills learned from the rehabilitation team and prepare them for successfully returning the patient home.
Time away from the hospital
Families are encouraged to take the patient on a day pass when both are ready. This time away from the hospital gives everyone a chance to practice skills learned in the rehabilitation program and to identify needs within the home environment.
This service is available to help patients, family and therapists identify and solve potential problems related to returning home. Therapists conduct an on-site home assessment with the patient to identify ways to remove barriers and improve accessibility.
A rehabilitation journal is sometimes given to a patient to enhance communication between the patient, family and staff. Family members are encouraged to write down questions and concerns so staff can address them as quickly as possible.
Times are established for family and loved ones to attend therapies and receive education on various aspects of care giving. Family and visitors are always encouraged to attend therapies with the patient.
Location & contact information
Regions Hospital Rehabilitation Institute640 Jackson Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
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