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Unsure of what to expect before, during, and after your inpatient acute rehabilitation stay? Please review our list of frequently asked questions to get answers to common questions.
Our Acute Rehab Units accept patients with the following diagnoses:
Patients with medical conditions not on this list may also qualify for rehabilitation services at Mercy locations. Please contact the hospital for more information.
Medicare, Medicaid, and many third party insurers reimburse for an inpatient rehab program for patients with physical and functional disabilities. Experienced staff will help you and your family verify and obtain coverage.
You should bring several sets of comfortable clothing that allow for exercise and movement, a sweater, robe, personal toiletry items, nightwear and a pair of comfortable, preferably rubber soled shoes. You may also want to bring leisure items such as reading materials, word puzzles, needlework, etc. Please do not bring any highly valuable personal items.
You will receive several hours of therapy per day while on the Unit. A typical day might include:
Of course! Family members can even attend therapy! On Observation Days small groups of family members or caregivers can accompany you to your therapy sessions to see the daily routines and the progress being made. More formal family instruction can be set up through the therapy department.
The average patient stays on our unit for 12 days. More than seven of every 10 patients go directly home. Because we treat each patient on an individualized basis, your stay with us may be a few days less to several weeks more than the average. The rehabilitation process is affected by factors such as severity of illness, other medical conditions, age, and previous health status.
The rehabilitation process typically continues after discharge from the rehab unit. You may receive a course of home nursing or therapy. You may have to continue therapy on an outpatient basis. The need for services after discharge will be decided before you leave the unit.
Equipment needs are assessed throughout your stay. Our therapists and social worker will work with you and your insurance company to get any equipment you might need at home. Delivery of equipment can be made to the hospital or to your home.
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