What to Expect During Your Stay

The Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program provides specialized care for our patients. Below details what you can expect with your care during your stay at the Roper Rehabilitation Hospital.

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Your stay

When you arrive, we will:

  • Orient you to your room and our hospital.
  • Introduce you to our hospital staff.
  • Conduct a detailed assessment of your medical and rehabilitation needs.


Moving around

  • We are here to help you with many daily activities, but our goal is for you to become independent with these activities before you leave.
  • Ask for our help to move around. If needed, a walker or wheelchair will be brought to your room.


Daily meals

  • Breakfast is served in your room 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
  • Lunch is served in your room 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Dinner is served in your room 5 – 6 p.m.
  • If you need assistance with eating, your doctor may have you dine with our Therapeutic Meal Group (TMG).


Your daily therapy

  • Your participation in therapy is essential to progressing towards your goals.
  • Therapy is a minimum of three hours per day, five days per week or a total of 15 hours each week.
  • Your therapy schedule will be provided daily.
  • During your stay, you and your family will receive training to help you feel safe and confident at your time of discharge.


Your daily routine

  • A rehabilitation doctor will visit you a minimum of three times per week. You may also be seen by one of our internal medicine doctors during your stay.
  • Nurses specializing in rehabilitation will care for you 24 hours per day.


Planning your discharge

  • Your social worker will meet with you and your family to coordinate your discharge and family training.
  • Your rehabilitation care team will meet weekly to review your progress. Following this team conference, your social worker will give you an update and continue to work with you to develop your discharge plan.
  • Any equipment or follow-up therapy you may need after discharge will be discussed with you prior to your discharge date.


Discharge day

  • Discharge time is anticipated at 11 a.m. An alternate time can be arranged with your social worker if needed.
  • You will receive written discharge instructions and prescriptions for your medications.


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