After an accident, your loved one may have to recover from an injury. This can be a stressful time for your family, as you worry about your loved one’s well being, the finances involved with a hospital stay, and the rehabilitation process. If your loved one is ready for rehabilitation, keep in mind that not all rehabilitation centers will be right for your loved one. There are many factors to consider in choosing the right rehab center for your loved one. On this page, I will discuss some elements of choosing a rehab center so that you can find a good fit for your loved one.
What Are Your Loved One’s Needs?
One of the things that you should consider when choosing a rehabilitation center is what are your loved one’s needs? Consider their specific injury and specific rehab plan. Then, you want to find a rehab center that offers a specific program for that injury so that your loved one can receive the best possible treatment for their injury.
Who Will Work With Your Loved One?
You also want to consider what kind of medical professionals will work with your loved one at the rehabilitation center. Consider the answers to questions such as:
- Will they work with a team of medical professionals?
- Will they work with doctors or medical professionals who specialize in their injuries?
- Are family members allowed to be part of the rehabilitation process? What role will or can family members play?
You should speak with the staff at the rehabilitation center before deciding on that facility to make sure that you and your loved one understand the type of treatment they will get and who they will work with.
What is Treatment Like?
Treatment practices can vary significantly from facility to facility. Again, your family should ask several questions about the treatment process. For example, you should figure out if there is 24 service provided for your loved one, and who is on staff at all times. Also, consider how often therapy is available to patients. Are there specific times or days that they can work on physical, occupational, and speech therapy? Are there outpatient treatment options, if your loved one needs these or progresses to the point where they will need them? These are all factors to consider when figuring out what the treatment is like in the rehabilitation center, as well as if it is the right fit for your loved one.
Choosing a Facility
New York is home to a variety of rehabilitation facilities that might work well for your loved one. If you would like to learn more about these facilities, check out the other posts in this section. You can learn more about the services offered at these rehabilitation centers to determine which will be the best fit for your loved one. Choosing a facility should be a process that the family goes through together. If you need additional help finding the right facility for your loved one, contact my office. I can provide additional resources to help you with this process.