Rehabilitation

Patient Education for Rehabilitation

At Baptist Health Rehabilitation, our goal is to help you regain independence as quickly and safely as possible. Our team of physicians, nurses, care coordinators and therapists are committed to meeting your healthcare and rehabilitation needs in a clean, quiet, healing environment. Working together, we will respond to your needs and the needs of your visitors, while always maintaining and respecting your privacy. The information below can help you choose a rehab facility and prepare you for treatment at Baptist Health Rehabilitation.

How to Choose a Rehab Facility

The selection of a rehabilitation facility may often center around location. The tendency is to choose a facility that is closest to home. While convenience is a factor, there are many other factors that should be considered, such as staff experience, types of equipment, staff and facility certifications and how well the team works together.
Baptist Health’s rehabilitation team consists of:
  • Physiatrists (physicians who specialize in Rehabilitative Medicine)
  • Rehabilitation Nurses
  • Case Managers
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Registered Dieticians
  • Therapeutic Recreation Specialists
Our team suggests that you ask the following questions when selecting a rehabilitation facility:
  • "How many patients with my diagnosis have you treated in the past year?"
  • "How long has your center been treating patients with my diagnosis?"
  • "Does your facility have any special rehabilitation certification?"
  • "Will my physician be a Rehabilitation Specialist?"
  • "Is a physician available on site 24 hours a day?"
  • "How do you measure the quality of your programs? Do you have current data comparing you to other facilities?"
  • "Is the Rehabilitation Team regular staff or consultants?"
  • "May my family and I have a tour of your facility?"
  • "May my family attend therapy with me?"
  • "What are the criteria to be admitted into one of your inpatient programs?"
  • "How many patients is each therapist expected to work with each day?"
  • "How will my family and I be involved in setting my goals and planning my treatment?"
  • "Are there educational and/or support groups within the facility?"
  • "What can I do if I am dissatisfied with anything while I am at your facility?"
  • "What is the average length of stay?"
  • "Will a team member be assigned to coordinate discharge arrangements and act as a contact for staff, physicians, and family members?"
  • "What are your discharge criteria and what assistance will I have in planning my discharge?"
You should also feel free to ask any other questions that you may have, including things relating to insurance or other coverage, patient and family education, and treatment options following discharge.
For additional information on how to begin the admission process, or to schedule a tour, call (501) 202-7011 for Little Rock, (501) 681-0974 for North Little Rock or Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-227-8478.

What to Expect at Baptist Health Rehabilitation

What to Bring

  • Approximately four clearly-labeled changes of street clothes. Slacks, rather than skirts or dresses are recommended.
  • Comfortable shoes with non-skid soles (tennis shoes are ideal for most patients)
  • Personal hygiene articles

Admission

It is helpful for family members to accompany patients at admission especially when patients are unable to sign or comprehend admission paperwork. All rooms are semi-private unless a physician orders that you require a private room for medical reasons. 

Schedules

  • Therapy schedules are customized to each person, with morning and afternoon sessions, to assist you in achieving the optimum benefit from your stay. 
  • For your convenience, your therapy schedule will be placed on your wheelchair each day to allow you to prepare yourself for the day's events.
  • You will be transported to therapy by staff. Please be prepared approximately 30 minutes prior to your scheduled therapy to ensure you are on time for each session.
  • Because you have a busy therapy schedule during the day, it is recommended that visitors come after your therapy is completed. Anyone involved with your care upon discharge is welcome to observe and, when appropriate, participate in your therapy sessions. 

Meals

  • Meals are served in the dining room areas. Staff will assist you to meals, as needed.
  • Snacks are available between meals. Please ask the staff to assist you in obtaining these. 
  • If you have any dietary preferences, please let the staff know and they will help make any changes you need to your diet.