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What Are the Benefits of Inpatient Rehabilitation?

We know it’s difficult to get back on your feet after an injury, surgery, or a condition such as a stroke or heart attack. You want to get home as soon as you can, but going home too early can be detrimental to your recovery, resulting in readmission to hospital.

This is where inpatient rehabilitation comes in. It’s an important step between hospital care and returning home to a state of independent living. Here are some of the key benefits it provides for rehab patients.

Complete accountability

For both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, a similar amount of therapy is recommended. For inpatients, at least 3 hours of therapy is provided, normally at least 5 days per week. For outpatients, sessions typically last 1 hour and can be scheduled for 1-5 times per week. On top of this, additional exercises are assigned for you to perform on your own at home.

While this works well for some patients, others will not be as motivated or might not find the time to complete the recommended activities at home. This means they are getting access to much less treatment, making their recovery a longer process. With inpatient rehabilitative care, you don’t have to be responsible for managing your own care, meaning you always get the level of therapy you need to recover.

Monitored by healthcare professionals

After certain events, you might be at risk of further complications or accidents that could worsen your health. If an unfortunate relapse does occur, it is best to have professional care on hand to make sure you are safe and well looked after. Having this care available will help your recovery and also gives you peace of mind that you will be looked after in case of an emergency.

Specialized care

In an inpatient facility, you have a team of care providers available to treat you, all with their own areas of expertise. This means you get the best care in a variety of areas, which may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Nutritional advice
  • Counselors
  • Social workers

This ensures that your needs are met across the board, including your mental health, helping you to recover more fully.

Bermuda Village in the grounds of Bermuda Run Country Club has been voted as one of the best places to retire, and we provide inpatient rehabilitation to help you recover quickly and completely. Get in touch if you have any questions or are interested in seeing our independent and assisted living community.

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Access the Specific Therapy You Need to Recover Successfully

At independent and assisted living communities like Bermuda Village, lots of different needs are catered to. Whether you’re just looking for a supportive environment to live in or are in need of around-the-clock care, we can help. Rehabilitative care is varied to suit the needs of the patients, with specific therapy provided in order to help you recover. Here are a few different types of rehabilitative care that may be provided.

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

This kind of therapy focuses on the bones, joints, and muscles. Residents may require short-term orthopedic rehab after a surgery or injury to any of these areas. It is also helpful in treating conditions like arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as alleviating the symptoms of chronic joint pain.

Occupational Therapy

Staying independent is a priority for a lot of seniors, and occupational therapy can help them to achieve this. It is used after an illness, injury, surgery, or disability to help the patient regain control and the ability to perform everyday tasks.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is used in a number of situations to generally improve the physical state of a patient or resident. It helps to improve strength and mobility, reduce pain, and overall improve quality of life.

Speech Therapy

Speech and language therapy can be especially important after suffering a stroke, as speech can become difficult. Our ability to communicate is extremely important at all stages of our lives, so this therapy helps to restore these skills and abilities.

Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurological rehabilitation is also useful following a stroke, along with various other conditions that affect the brain and spinal cord. It can help patients with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, and more. This rehab helps to improve cognitive and motor function in these patients.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

After suffering a heart attack or any other condition that weakens the heart, cardiac rehabilitation is used to strengthen the heart muscle and improve its overall function. This improves the physical ability of patients and also helps to reduce the risk of further attacks.

Here at Bermuda Village, we provided top class rehabilitative care. Patients and residents in need of rehabilitation will benefit from on-site geriatricians, meals prepared daily with the option of room delivery, around the clock nursing care, and one-on-one physical, occupational, and speech therapy available.

If you or a family member require rehabilitative care or assisted living, contact us to find out more about our retirement communities.