Rehab brings easy transition from hospital
What’s to be done when it’s time for discharge from the hospital, but the doctor feels more time and rehabilitation is needed for a safe return home? The Plaza at Lubbock is there to help during this important transition time. Their hospital-to-home rehabilitation program is specially designed to get individuals back to optimal health and back to their homes.
“A stay in the hospital helps heal many ailments, but continued assistance and condition-specific education are often needed to get you back on your feet, and more importantly, back home,” says Kathleen Seebaum, marketing and admissions director at The Plaza at Lubbock.
“The Plaza’s rehabilitation program is specifically designed for those who need a little more help after a hospital discharge. Whether a condition is related to a stroke, fracture, joint replacement, circulatory problem, post-surgical recovery or neurological issue, our main goal is to help return clients safely back to their homes.”
The Plaza at Lubbock provides 24-hour skilled nursing care and a full range of rehabilitative therapy services, such as respiratory, intravenous, physical, occupational and speech therapy. Care is planned by treatment teams that include doctors, nurse practitioners, therapists and other caregivers, and incorporates patient and family needs and goals. Rehabilitation is then targeted on therapies that maximize levels of function, creating a path for patients to return home as soon as possible.
The Plaza at Lubbock’s rehab regimen is intense and accelerated. Patients build strength and independence, allowing achievement of maximum levels of function. After a complete assessment of abilities and needs, rehab therapy schedules include individualized and group therapy sessions. The staff at the Plaza provides the perfect environment to practice, perform, and perfect all the important skills needed before a successful discharge home.
Rehab at The Plaza isn’t all hard work! Offering private rooms, restaurant-style dining and fun social activities, The Plaza feels more like “home” than a typical rehab facility, which is so vital to recovery. Families are encouraged and welcome to participate in care and activities and, of course, care wouldn’t be complete without personal pet visits and pet therapy. As part of an established group of senior centers, The Plaza at Lubbock’s commitment to health, experienced knowledgeable staff, and that “personal touch” provide a nurturing environment to help patients get back to their lives and loved ones sooner.
Because discharge planning and goals are established as soon as patients arrive, when the time comes and they have been approved to go home, the process runs more smoothly. Ordered medications and supplies, home therapies, nurses and aides are all in place when patients arrive home. The Plaza at Lubbock’s partnership with a local and well-respected home health service is another way they provide smooth and uninterrupted care.
The Plaza at Lubbock is conveniently located at 4910 Emory, behind the Lubbock Heart Hospital. For more information on the rehab program and other services, call (806) 740-0800.
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