Every patient and every case is individualized. The length of stay in the rehab center will vary. Some people have been discharged in 7 days and others have required longer stays of up to 20 days. Your team of rehabilitation professionals will discuss your needs and the expected course of hospitalization with you when you are admitted. Close
At NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia your friends and family are welcome to spend time with you from noon through 8:30 p.m., seven days a week. At NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, friends and family are encouraged to visit during non-therapy hours, 4:00-9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and all day Sunday. Close
A rehabilitation day is very structured. You will arise early to bathe, dress and have breakfast. During the day you will receive a minimum of 3 hours of therapy, 6 days a week. Lunch may be eaten in the day-room. Therapy sessions resume in the afternoon. You will also have the opportunity to participate in recreational therapy and individual leisure pursuits in your non-therapy hours. Close
The individual therapists assigned to your case will discuss your rehabilitation therapy goals with you. Together with your doctor and social worker, you will devise a list of goals to be achieved during your stay. This will include details such as time frames and amount of assistance or equipment needed at the time of discharge. Close
Your discharge plan will be determined based on a combination of your functional abilities, insurance coverage, and available family and community supports. Some people can return to their home environment with a care plan that may include professional services such as nursing, physical, speech, and occupational therapy, etc. Other individuals may require continued therapy in a sub-acute facility before they can return home.
A sub-acute facility is a unit within a nursing facility that will continue to provide rehabilitative therapies, i.e., physical, occupational, speech, and nursing care. These services are provided in a less intensive manner, over an extended length of time. This option is often utilized for individuals who need a supportive and therapeutic setting before they are ready to deal with the additional stress of being at home.
The social worker and other members of the team will discuss the most appropriate options with you and your family. Our goal is to construct the best possible plan of care for you. Close
Please have your family or friends plan to pick you up from the hospital at 10:00 a.m. (NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell) or 11:00 a.m. (NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia) on the day of your discharge. Close