After suffering from a cardiac or neurological problem, it is essential for patients to get ample and safe therapy. This enables their swift recovery so that they can regain their freedom of movement and mobility.
Thus, it becomes essential to choose the right rehabilitation facility for ensuring the best possible treatment and care for patients. Choosing a top-notch rehab center becomes an essential consideration for the future, for both you and your loved one!
Before choosing a rehabilitation program, it is important to take note of the quality of care. This factor will help you in choosing the right rehab facility for taking care of a patient’s neurological or cardiac problem.
Here are a few ways with the help of which you can make the necessary decision –
• Developing treatment plans–This is an essential point which you must discuss before beginning the rehab program. Physicians and specialists will provide you with a detailed treatment plan where you may have to work with speech/language, swallow, occupational, physical and psychological therapists under supervision with a target oriented approach.
• Specific programs – A patient-centric rehabilitation plan will always cater to the patient’s requirements. It will ensure that they get back to their normal life, as early as possible. Providing appropriate therapy for treating disorders like brain injury, stroke, cardiac problem, or orthopedic surgery is an important factor. Asking your physician regarding the provided services before opting for the rehab program will be helpful.
Other basic considerations include the availability of state-of-the-art equipments like body-weight support treadmill,electrotherapy, passive and active ergometers,robotic devices and if other supplemental services are provided. These can include physical therapy that helps in improving your coordination, balance and mobility.
Asking about the facility’s specialties, maybe in trauma or brain injury, will help you in making a wise choice. An optimal rehabilitation facility will always encourage the participation of family members in the program. This aspect helps in maximizing the patient’s recovery possibilities.
The above-mentioned qualities are important for a rehabilitation hospital. Regardless of your prior knowledge of rehab facilities, it is vital that you do proper research on the same. This will help in making the selection process easier and will also ensure faster recovery for you!
Dr Anirudh Chirania
Dr Anirudh Chirania is a Consultant Physiatrist with ApoKOS Rehabilitation Hospital, Hyderabad. He is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist for Stroke and Pain Management and has an active experience of over 2 years. He completed his MBBS from IPGMER, Kolkata in 2010, and obtained his DNB (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation) from Sambhunath Pandit Hospital, Kolkata in 2015. Dr Anirudh also holds a fellowship in Pain Management from Aesculap Academy.