4 Secrets to a Successful Rehabilitation
It can be frightening to approach the seemingly endless process of physical rehabilitation.
Whether you or your family member is recovering from a stroke, brain injury, amputation or a neurological disease, the path to maximize your mind and body’s capabilities is daunting. But as the professionals at Post Acute Medical in Corpus Christi know, with a specialized treatment regimen built around the patient’s specific needs, the rehabilitation process doesn’t have to seem so discouraging.
Below are four secrets to a successful rehabilitation.
Good doctors know that rehabilitation isn’t solely about healing a patient’s body. While this is a widely held belief in the medical profession, few hospitals take such a wholistic approach to healing as the professionals at Post Acute Medical. When a new client comes in, they are assigned a patient partner through the We Care program. The partner’s job is to keep the patient and their family informed about everything. They check in to make sure progress is being made and expectations are being met. What’s more, even after a patient has left the hospital’s care, mentors check in 30, 60 and 90 days out. Research has found improved patient satisfaction and outcomes when medical professionals follow up after discharge.
2. Skilled Health Care Professionals
Skilled, professional and caring doctors, nurses and therapists can make all the difference in a patient’s rehabilitation progress. When trying to find a center for healing for you or a loved one, look into the training and specialties that the doctors have. Keep a careful eye out for physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and gerontology certifications, in particular.
3. Individualized Treatment
No two rehabilitation cases are the same and that’s why every treatment should be tailor-made to the patient’s needs. From long-term acute care for spinal cord injuries to shorter-term rehabilitation for orthopedic conditions, doctors should be able to assess your case on its own and adjust their treatment approach to best suit your rehabilitation goals. Through education, encouragement and care, doctors and staff should work with each patient to create an individual treatment plan that focuses on getting the client back to their best possible self.
4. Family Participation
It’s no secret that having the support of family and friends can work wonders for improving a patient’s mental health. When patients’ families are included from the very beginning, making sure they’re aware of their loved one’s progress and educated about how they can help at home, everyone benefits. Look for flexibility from your rehabilitation hospital; a medical center that knows that sometimes, additional support, such as overnight stays and longer visiting hours, can make all the difference in a patient’s mental and physical health.
The rehabilitation process is not an easy hurdle to clear, but with the help and professionalism you’ll find at Post Acute Medical, it will seem less daunting. Don’t settle for sub-par care, or decide to go it alone! Get the very best care for your condition.
For more information on their services or to learn more about their doctors and policies, visit them online at PostAcuteMedical.com or call the Corpus Christi North location at (361) 881-3223 or the South location at (361) 986-1600.
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