Selecting a Rehabilitation Provider

When choosing a rehabilitation provider, patients often look at the expertise of the staff and length of time they have provided physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy at the facility. Patients select Liberty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Services because of the staff and state-of-the-art therapy equipment. Our facilities are able to provide enhanced therapy services through a variety of modalities that reach deeper tissues, which promote more effective healing. Diathermy is a heat modality that assists with decreasing pain. We provide neuromuscular re-education through electrical stimulation. Additionally, our speech therapists are able to provide electrical stimulation to the throat muscles to improve a patient’s ability to swallow. When a patient is engaged in these enhanced services, they have a more positive experience during their regular therapy sessions.

Consider these key factors when evaluating options for an in-patient rehabilitation provider:

  • Do patients have access to therapy 6 to 7 days a week?
  • How is therapy handled for patients in the facility during a holiday?
  • Are the therapists employees of the facility during a holiday?
  • Are the therapists employees of the facility or contract therapists?
  • Will therapy conduct home visits for patients planning to return home?
  • Do patients have access to a occupational therapy kitchen to test the skills they are regaining?
  • How do the therapists motivate a patient to participate in their therapy sessions?
  • What is the length of stay for a short-term patient?
  • Does the facility offer out-patient therapy, so patients may continue to work with a consistent therapist?

What to Expect

Within twenty-four hours following admission, patients are seen by a physical therapist and occupational therapist. Depending on the patient’s needs, speech therapy may also be part of the evaluation process. After the evaluation, the interdisciplinary team discusses a plan of care with the patient and their family and looks at a realistic time frame the patient will achieve their goals for a safe discharge back to their prior living setting. This projected time frame can change depending on the progress a patient makes.