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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