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During Inpatient Rehabilitation

A Typical Stay

Within the first 24 hours of admission, members of the Conemaugh rehabilitation team meet with each patient to begin evaluation and discuss goals. Evaluations are used to design a plan of care suited to each patient's individual needs. The plan of care may be revised during admission to meet changing patient needs. Intensity and duration of therapy sessions depend on individual patient needs and capabilities.

The treatment team will meet within the first seven days of admission to discuss patient progress and to estimate anticipated length of admission. Treatment team meetings occur weekly and updates will be provided to the patient and family by the case manager. Family conferences can also provide opportunity for the patient, family, and rehabilitation team to discuss plan of care.

The patient will participate in a unique rehabilitation program each day. The intensity and duration of therapy sessions will depend on the patient's needs and capabilities. Participation in the rehabilitation program as designed is important for the patient's progress and ability to return home.

Each week, the patient's treatment team will meet to discuss progress toward goals and his or her discharge plan, as well as make any adjustments to the plan of care. The patient's case manager will provide updates on these team conferences.

Meals

Nourishing and well-balanced meals are an important part of treatment and recovery. A meal plan is designed for each patient by a registered dietitian, under the direction of the managing physician. Meals are served in the patient dining room. 

Telephones

Telephones are provided for patient use at no cost. Local calls are free; long distance calls must be placed through a third-party operator and are charged to the patient's home phone, calling card, or credit card. Cell phones are permitted and should be secured in a safe location when patient leaves his or her room.

Television and Newspapers

In-room televisions are provided at no charge. A big-screen television is available for patient and family use in the Patient Library / Dayroom. A daily newspaper is available in the patient dining room.

Computer Access

Computer access is available. Laptop computers are provided for patient use in the Patient Library / Dayroom.

Laundry

Families are responsible for cleaning their loved one’s clothing.

No Smoking Policy

Crichton Rehabilitation Center is a smoke-free facility. All patients and visitors are asked to comply with Conemaugh Health System policy.