Patient Education

The Rehabilitation Center at SRMC

Patient Education

Knowing and understanding what is affecting your health is half the battle. Treatment and rehabilitation is the other half. Southern Regional's Rehabilitation Center has treated patients with these and other medical problems:

  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord disorder
  • Amputation
  • Myopathy
  • Major multiple trauma
  • Arthritis in multiple joints that limits activity
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Complicated joint replacements
  • Neurological disorder
  • Brain injury
  • Lower extremity fractures
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Life at The Rehabilitation Center

On a patient's first day at The Rehabilitation Center, a customized plan is developed to address the patient's specific needs. A typical day includes a minimum of three hours of therapy in designated areas of The Rehabilitation Center. Patients complete therapy sessions in their own clothes and learn to navigate through an on-site "apartment" filled with familiar items patients might find at home.

Family and friends are welcome to visit during a patient's stay, as they play an important role in the patient's recovery. Please consult the patient and visitor information for visitation guidelines. A patient's length of stay is based on individual progress and criteria set by the insurance company. Often, patient stays range from one to two weeks. Throughout a patient's stay at The Rehabilitation Center at Southern Regional, the rehabilitation team meets weekly to discuss a patient's progress.

Going Home

It is important that a patient's transition from The Rehabilitation Center back to home goes as smoothly as possible. Discharge planning begins prior to the patient's admission and continues throughout the entire stay. Patients are given discharge instructions and may be given individualized educational information to successfully transition home. Family and caregivers are strongly encouraged to participate in patient education and training throughout the patient's stay, including a family training session that is offered prior to discharge. The majority of all patients discharged from the Rehab Center continue their thearpy and recovery at Southern Regional's outpatient Rehabilitation Center.

For questions or concerns after discharge, call 770-897-7300.