What is Rehabilitation?
Rehabilitation is about supporting a person to achieve the best level of independence and wellbeing possible after an illness or surgery. The Work of rehabilitation often increased after a person is medically well and no longer requires expert treatment in Hospital. This usually means transferring to a rehabilitation setting such as Clontarf Hospital which has a long history of delivering excellence in care.
Your rehabilitation care team will work with you and your family to help get you back home. Here is some information on what you can expect during your stay there.
Come ready to participate. Bring comfortable clothing…
- Your rehabilitation/reablement team will work hard to regain your strength and independence as much as possible. They will help you to be active as soon as possible, so you will need comfortable day clothing and shoes to participate. Bring any safety or mobility aids you have received.
Your family and friends are important to your success…
- Your team will work with you to get you back home. They will want to include your family in the planning process, so your family will need to be involved and available during your rehabilitation/reablement stay.
Your rehabilitation/reablement stay is only a small part of your recovery
- You will stay overnight in the Hospital while you need 24 hour nursing care. You may go home when you no longer need this level of care, but you may still need more rehabilitation. If you do, your rehabilitation/reablement team will refer you to outpatient or community support services to help you to continue to recover.
Planning for discharge starts as soon as you arrive…
- Your team here in the Hospital will decide how long you need to stay in the Hospital. They will work with you, your family, and community services to help you to return home with the support you need.
Transfer to acute hospitals
- Please note should your condition deteriorate or you need acute medical attention while staying in Clontarf Hospital you may be transferred to an acute hospital for treatment.
- You will be provided with more information on your rehabilitation programme on admission.