WakeMed Outpatient Rehab Programs provide an integrated, comprehensive physical rehabilitation for people who have incurred loss of physical and/or cognitive function through illness, injury, or disease process.
Treatment in the Outpatient Rehab Program benefits these individuals in ways not otherwise possible by developing and restoring skills toward independence and decreasing the dependency effect on their families and communities.
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Treatment at WakeMed Outpatient Rehab Program is medically directed by a physiatrist and provided by a highly qualified professional staff designated specifically for the outpatient rehabilitation program.
Depending upon the needs of the patient, he/she might work with team members from one of the following professions during his or her treatment:
Plan of Care
Upon admission to the Outpatient Rehab Program each individual receives a comprehensive assessment, evaluation and Plan of Care by each team member initially involved in provision of his/her direct treatment.
Patients, caregivers and primary team members identify treatment goals, discharge plans, treatment intensity, frequency and duration beginning with the assessment phase. Progress and goals are discussed with the patient with each subsequent visit.
Patient and family involvement in the rehabilitation program begins during the preadmission and assessment phases and continues throughout the program. The treatment plan, progress and goals are regularly discussed with the patient and involved family/caregiver. Every effort is made to meet patient and family needs and goals through participation in the decision making process.
Goal conflicts are addressed primarily through the Case Management process or family conferences but may also be addressed during family training sessions or other family contacts.
Three program formats: single service, multi service and Day Treatment Programs
Single Service is defined by treatment by one therapeutic discipline only. The treatment team consists of the patient/family, treating therapist and referring physician. Other disciplines are available through consultation upon the request of the treating therapist and/or patient/family.
Multi Service is defined as treatment by at least two therapeutic disciplines. The treatment team consists of the patient/family, the treating therapists, and the referring physician, and rehab medicine. Case management services are also available upon identified need. Multi-service patients are discussed in team conference as needed.
Day Treatment Program is defined by treatment by a minimum of two therapeutic disciplines, rehab nursing, rehab medicine, nutritional services and case management. The program provides for intensive therapy within an interdisciplinary team process. Team conference occurs on a monthly or bi-monthly basis depending on need.
The treatment team for patients in the Day Treatment Program will meet for an initial team conference to discuss a treatment plan based on realistic achievable, functional goals, activity limitations, participation restrictions and planned interventions necessary for goal achievement in a realistic time frame.
Through the case management process, the treatment plan is shared with the patient, family and with the individual's insurer as necessary to facilitate communication, resource management and collaborative discharge planning.
For more information about services offered through WakeMed Rehab, please call 919-350-7876