Your day will start with breakfast. Getting dressed, washing up, and combing your hair? If these are things that are a bit challenging, you’ll work with your occupational therapist to ready yourself for your day.
Whether you’re getting around in your room or off to the gym, your physical therapist will team up with you to work on sitting and standing balance, walking or navigating in a wheelchair.
If you’ve had difficulty with your memory, speaking clearly, or swallowing safely, your speech therapist will support you as you work to improve in these activities.
Overall, you’ll get at least three hours of therapy spread out over the day. Outside of therapy hours, rehabilitation associates are available to help you practice those activities that are most important to you. Group activities of discussion, games, outings, or movies are some of recreation therapy’s offerings.
Your doctors and nurses are present throughout the day to help you manage your medical needs. You’ll learn about your medications and how to manage your health.
If you have questions about your medical equipment, medical bills, or discharge home, your case manager is the one to speak to.
Need someone to talk to? Many people do. Let someone know. Your social worker is there to support you with great listening and counseling skills. If you feel you’d like to speak with a psychologist, just ask someone from your team to help you arrange an appointment. Meet our peer mentors <links to Peer Mentors/KnowBarriers page> who have been through Rancho’s inpatient rehab program.
Last and certainly not least, get to know those around you who are having a similar experience. Maybe your roommate or someone you meet in the gym knows just how you’re feeling or needs your friendly support.