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Rehabilitation Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What types of payments are accepted?
A: All payments types are accepted, including Medicare, Medicaid, private pay, selected managed care plans and insurance.

Q: Are the rooms private?
A: Yes. Residents of The Washington Home enjoy a quiet, residential neighborhood in Northwest Washington, beautiful outdoor gardens and visiting areas. Private, brightly lit, spacious rooms are essential to our resident's quality of life and independence. Each unit has cable TV access and a phone. The Rehabilitation Unit was designed to encourage socialization and participation in activities and entertainment.

Q: What types of clinical services does the Rehabilitation Unit provide?

  • Physical therapy Care of cardiovascular diseases
  • Occupation therapy
  • Post joint replacement therapy
  • Speech-language pathology
  • IV therapy
  • Respiratory care
  • Anticoagulation therapy
  • State-of-the-art wound care
  • Enteral feedings
  • Gero-psychiatry
  • Pain management program
  • Physiatry services

 

Q: What is the average length of stay?
A: The average length of stay on our Rehabilitation Unit has been 30 days with variations based on diagnosis and continued qualification for the Rehabilitation Unit.

Q: What is Rehabilitation care?
A: Rehabilitation care is a comprehensive, cost-effective, inpatient level of care for individuals that are rehabilitating and recovering following hospitalization from surgery, injury, or illness. Rehabilitation care offers 24-hour Registered Nurse coverage and focuses on helping people of all ages recover quickly so they can return home safely and successfully.

Q: What is Subacute Rehabilitation?
A: Subacute rehabilitation is an expanded level of services for people at different stages of the restoration process who need short-term care to either begin or continue achieving their recovery goals. Subacute rehabilitation is appropriate for people recovering from joint-replacement surgery, fractures, and other orthopedic conditions as well as for those who may not be medically able to participate in full-day intensive therapy. Our Subacute Rehabilitation Unit offers 24-hour coverage by a Registered Nurse and focuses on helping people of all ages recover quickly so they can return home safely.

Q: Who provides Rehabilitation care?
A: The Washington Home offers specialized Rehabilitation care from a team of medical and other professionals, which includes activity therapists, a nurse manager, care manager, geriatric physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, and registered clinical dieticians.

Q: What are the typical goals of Rehabilitation care?

  • Encourage improved functional independence
  • Enhance the continuum of care from hospital to home
  • Enhance resident and family satisfaction
  • Involve the resident's support system in the outcomes with education & training
  • Provide in-home visits
  • Decrease hospital re-admissions
  • Meet community needs

 

Q: What is a typical day like?
A: A typical day at The Washington Home varies based on the patient's needs. The typical hours of therapy are from 9am-12pm and 2pm- 4pm. Patients have anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours of therapy per day based on their goals. Most of our patients receive two to three hours of therapy daily. If a patient is unable to tolerate therapy for a long time then they attend in the morning and return after lunch as well.

Q: What happens if a patient refuses therapy on a particular day?
A: If a patient refuses therapy on a particular day, they are encouraged to participate and Medicare rules and regulations are explained to them. Per Medicare guidelines, if a patient refuses for three consecutive days they are no longer appropriate for the Rehabilitation Unit.

Q: How long will a patient be able to stay on the Rehabilitation Unit?
A: As long as there is a skilled need to stay on the unit. A skilled need includes therapy and/or skilled nursing. In order to continue to qualify, a patient must continue to progress towards their goals in therapy.





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