Short-Term Rehab—The Step Between Hospital and Home
Sometimes life gives us surprises – a broken hip, an emergency appendectomy or a stroke, for example. The setback requires a hospital stay, but what happens when it’s time to be released from the hospital? When a patient isn’t quite ready to go directly home, it’s comforting to know he or she can go to The Rehab Center at Miller’s for that transition time. When a procedure is planned ahead of time, you can arrange for a short-term rehab stay. Other times, however, you might have to make a decision within hours. We can help you make those arrangements in either case.
Make sure the right services are available
When you – or your loved one – will need short-term rehabilitation, it’s important to make sure the center will be able to provide the services required. At Miller’s, we offer many levels and types of services, including physical, occupational and speech therapy. We are a Medicare-certified rehabilitation center, and we are also licensed to provide care to those receiving Medicaid assistance through the State of Indiana.
As you search for a rehab facility, it’s also a good idea to determine what kind of care you’ll be looking for. Speak with the physician, nursing staff or case manager at the hospital to see what they recommend. Some of the most common conditions our patients are being treated for include the following:
- Broken bones
- Chronic pain
- Chronic wounds
- Cardiac issues
- Orthopedic conditions
- Cognitive disorders
- Speech problems
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Neurological issues
Professional staff oversees and administers care
When a patient enters one of our rehab facilities, a knowledgeable caseworker puts together a care plan customized to his or her needs. Care is overseen and provided by registered nurses, registered therapists, registered dietitians, licensed practical nurses and aides. Progress is carefully monitored through team meetings, and changes are made to the treatment regimen as needed. When patients need care by a doctor, they go to appointments at their doctors’ offices.
When a patient is ready to return home after a rehabilitation stay, our caseworker will provide a plan for success known as our Passport System. This plan gives the patients the tools they can use to assist them in avoiding rehospitalization, including tips for safety in the home.
Take a tour
Stop by and take a personal tour. The admissions director at any of our locations will be happy to meet with you to answer your questions about the patient rooms, the dining area, rehabilitation facilities, activities and other amenities that will make your loved one’s stay comfortable.
Call for more information
If you have additional questions or are ready to speak with an admissions director about short-term rehabilitation at Miller’s, use our location finder to locate the most convenient facility. You’ll find the contact information you need on that page.