Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Choose a Rehabilitation Facility?
There are different levels of care and different types of facilities that provide rehabilitation. These include Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation hospitals, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Home Health Agencies and Outpatient Clinics. It is important to know what each one provides. Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation hospitals, like Indian Rocks Acute Rehabilitation, provide the highest level and intensity of rehabilitation. There are national guidelines and standards of care that govern the services provided by Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation hospitals. One of the required standards of care is that patients will receive a minimum of 3 hours of therapy per day for 5 days/week. Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation hospitals are also required to provide close medical supervision and at Indian Rocks Acute Rehabilitation you will be seen by your Physiatrist (Rehabilitation Doctor) every day.
Is Inpatient Rehabilitation Covered by Insurance?
When the specific criteria for admission to acute inpatient rehabilitation is met, rehabilitation is a covered service by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies. Prior authorization is required by most insurance companies before admission to rehabilitation, and your case manager will coordinate that for you. Indian Rocks Acute Rehabilitation has contracts with most major insurance companies.
How Long Can I expect to Stay?
The average length of stay in inpatient rehabilitation is 12-13 days, however the duration of your stay very much depends on your specific needs, and the rate of your progress.
What About My Family?
We recognize that your family is a very important part of your recovery and rehabilitation. It is important that they know how you are progressing, so your family may be asked to observe your therapy and participate in family training so they can assist in your transition to home.
What Should I Bring With Me?
Unlike the regular hospital, you will be getting dressed in street clothes each day while at Indian Rocks Rehabilitation. You should bring :
- Several sets of comfortable, loose fitting clothes. Include a light jacket or cardigan
- Comfortable walking shoes such as sneakers
- Personal care items for grooming and self care
We provide WiFi and some patients choose to bring in their laptops.
How Does Therapy Work?
While a patient at Indian Rocks Rehabilitation, you will receive at least 3 hours of therapy five days per week. Typically this involves one and a half hours of Physical Therapy and one and a half hours of Occupational Therapy each day. Some patients also receive Speech Therapy.