At CentraCare Health - Monticello's Acute Inpatient Rehab Unit, we strive to set the standard for quality health care services through individualized treatment and a multidisciplinary team approach. Our rehabilitation team has a daily commitment to our values of excellence, integrity, teamwork and fun.
Individuals disabled by an illness or injury face difficult adjustments and major lifestyle changes that often go beyond physical limitation. By providing a supportive, caring environment, emphasizing patients’ abilities rather than disabilities, we strive to help instill in patients the confidence needed to achieve their maximum level of functional independence and to regain the lives they treasure.
Our comprehensive program features a full complement of aggressive inpatient rehabilitation services tailored to each patient based on his or her needs, tolerance for therapy and desired outcomes. We provide all private rooms for our patients. We also have outstanding wound care and hyperbaric medicine services available on site.
Who we serve
Our patients are those who require early, intensive therapies for optimal recovery (3 hours of therapy per day - a minimum of 5 days per week) and include those with stroke, brain injury, neurological disorders, amputation and major multiple trauma. We are successful in helping people with a variety of functional disorders relearn skills that have been lost as well as learn new adaptive techniques.
- Balance and coordination impairments
- Weakness or limited motion in arms, legs or trunk
- Difficulty swallowing
- Inability to move in bed or from one place to another
- Inability to perform activities of daily living such as eating, grooming, dressing, bathing and homemaking
- Cognitive/perceptual deficits or speech-language problems in conjunction with a physical limitation
- Inability to work or function in the community due to a physical impairment
Unit Information for Patients and Families
CentraCare Health - Monticello considers you the patient and your family as partners of the treatment team.
- We provide therapy Monday through Saturday.
- Physical, Occupational and Speech therapies will be provided and a plan specific to each patient’s needs and goals will be provided.
- A social worker is involved in supporting family, overseeing care and planning
- Supervision by Rehabilitation Physician on site
- 24 Hour Registered Nursing staff trained in rehabilitation
- Patient should be able and willing to tolerate a relatively intense therapy schedule.
- Patients will be awakened between 6-7 a.m. to allow time for dressing and taking
medications prior to beginning their daily program.
- All rooms are private rooms with private baths.
- All have televisions, phones, and Wi-Fi computer access.
- Parking for guests is free and convenient.
- Meals are delivered to the unit at these scheduled times:
Breakfast 8 a.m., Lunch Noon, Dinner 5 p.m.
- All patients are encouraged to eat in dining room unless otherwise approved by the staff.
- We encourage family to join the patient for meals. A cafeteria is available for families. Lunch served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Dinner 4-6:30 p.m.
- Outside food is acceptable if patient does not have a specified diet.
- Patients will dress for therapies each day. They will need loose, comfortable clothing. Pants are recommended for exercise and activities in therapy.
- You will need a week’s supply of comfortable street wear.
- Tennis shoes or sturdy lace-up shoes are recommended.
- An orientation meeting for the patient and family is presented by staff.
- An explanation of program goals and procedures will be discussed, with time allowed for any questions pertaining to schedules and activities.
- We strive to provide individualized treatment for all patients.
- We encourage visitors throughout the day but, please honor the therapy schedules.
- Dentures and supplies, eyeglasses, hearing aides and batteries, and any otherspecial personal items needed by patient should be brought to the unit.
- Please label everything.
- Medical equipment used such as, wheelchairs, canes, walkers can be brought to the unit. Therapists will evaluate these items for use. Orders for equipment needs will be discussed and obtained prior to discharge by the staff.
- Education and training in all applicable disciplines will be provided to the family throughout the patient’s stay in order to prepare the patient and family for home adaptation.
- Families are encouraged to be involved in all training.
- Before discharge, the patient and family will be encouraged to participate in a home assessment.
- Seeing the home will enable us to plan for mobility issues and order appropriate medical equipment which may be necessary in the home
environment. This will add to a patient’s confidence and safety during this transition home.
- If appropriate, the patient may be given a pass to leave the unit.
- Venturing out into the community or visiting home can aide a patient in adjusting to new challenges. Information and experience gained during this time will be helpful in the transition to reenter their home and community.
Community Reintegration Activity
- An outing into the community may be planned with therapists. This experience will help the staff create a plan to enhance independence at discharge.
- The Acute Inpatient Rehab program is different from routine hospital stays.
- Our patients are encouraged to actively participate in all activities of the day. Such involvement will best foster and promote independence. We hope that each person will benefit from our program and we will do our best to ensure maximum recovery.