How is inpatient rehabilitation different from a skilled nursing facility?

The differences between inpatient rehabilitation and a skilled nursing facility are the level of medical care, the coordination of care, and the intensity of rehab therapies offered. Patients in an inpatient rehabilitation facility are seen by the physicians daily, the nurse to patient ratio is the same as in the acute care hospital, and each patient has a weekly meeting to set goals and plan for the return home.

Halifax Health | Brooks Rehabilitation - Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation is a state-of-the-art center specializing in exactly the kind of care seriously injured patients need before returning to daily life and is located right here in the Daytona Beach area. This program is evidence of our commitment to bringing a whole new range of customized treatment programs to our local community.

If physical therapy is needed, an encouraging and passionate team of clinicians, therapists and nurses will help you challenge yourself and accelerate your path back to good health, benefiting from hours of training on the finest fitness equipment everyday.

For more complex rehab, we provide leading-edge technologies like the bio-feedback program, which enables you to watch a computer screen and play a game as you create new brain pathways at the same time.

Regardless of your specific needs, you can rest assured that an entire team of specialists will work together to create a care plan that caters to your goals and your needs, so that you can get back to what you love most as quickly as possible.

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My mom recently suffered a traumatic car accident and doctors have recommended inpatient rehabilitation. What can she expect in a typical day? Will we get to be involved throughout the process?

In inpatient rehabilitation she will be seen by her doctor and nurse for all her medical care. She will work with an occupational therapist each morning to get ready for the day, which includes bathing and dressing.

During physical therapy, she will work on strength and getting into a chair, standing or walking. In speech therapy, she will work directly with a therapist to address any swallowing or communication problems. If psychological therapy is needed, this service is also available.

Each and every day, she will be surrounded by a team around the clock who truly cares about her and wants her to get better, so that she can get home safely as soon as possible.

Family members are encouraged to be involved in their loved one’s care and attend therapy sessions. They can also stay overnight in their room on a bedside pull out bed. We believe that family members are an important part of their loved ones recovery and should be treated accordingly.

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