You may have heard of rehabilitation centres, but you might not know what kind of services are offered by the rehabilitation centres. If you have any person, old or young, suffering from diseases that might require long term care, you can opt for rehab centres that serve the purpose of your patient’s needs. Below are given different purposes served by rehabilitation centres. Read ahead to obtain all the required information about their functioning.
Skilful nursing system
Skilful nursing systems are a part of rehabilitation centres where people who have just recovered from a stroke, transplant or joint replacement are taken care of. Usually, people take the benefits of a skilful nursing system because they do not have enough help at their place.
Sometimes, people also take these benefits because they do not want to bother their housemates and want to return home much stronger than before. A skilful nursing system consists of licensed and skilled nurses. People also refer to skilful nursing systems as nursing homes where they send the elderlies with problems like high diabetes or lung or heart problems for better treatment and 24/7 care.
Skilful nursing systems provide the patient not only with skilled staff but also proper hygiene and appropriate males. The staff is available for their patients 24 hours a day. Any patient can stay in the skilful nursing system for about 1 month.
Even if, after the patient is cured, you require somebody to take care of them at their home; this system also provides in house care by sending their nurses. These in-house nurses provide their patients with different benefits like nutrition therapy, wound care, timely injections, etc.
Long term supervision facilities
The facility of long-term supervision is provided by every rehabilitation centre. The main motive of providing a long-term supervision facility is to assist the person once he or she returns from the hospital or after the treatment.
For the same, long term acute care facilities, also known as LTACs, are specially designed hospitals in rehabilitation centres that serve the purpose of aftercare of patients. People are allowed to stay in an LTAC for a long period of time as compared to hospitals or Intensive Care Units.
They can be taken care of for about 20–30 days, depending on the recovery rate. Because the patients arrive at an LTAC after the hospitals’ treatment, they are provided with more intensive care as compared to the hospitals.
LTACs are equipped with specialised types of equipment and people to take care of the patients. Usually, LTAC units provide ventilators and supervision to people with diseases like heart failure, pneumonia, pulmonary diseases, etc. People who have more than one medical condition are also treated in an LTAC unit.
Not only long-term medical conditions but serious wound management is also undertaken in LTAC units. LTAC unit consists of a variety of specialist workers who provide the patients with utmost care. The specialist workers include nurses, doctors, therapists, occupational therapy, physical therapy, etc.
Inpatient rehabilitation facilities
Rehabilitation centres also provide their patients with inpatient rehabilitation facilities. These facilities are only provided to the people who are in real need of therapies. People with long-term problems such as a hip fracture or traumatic mental issues take the help of inpatient rehabilitation facilities before returning to their homes.
Similar to LTAC units, inpatient rehabilitation facilities also comprise skilled staff and equipment. In these facilities, patients are given therapies for about 3–4 hours per day for five days per week. The main difference between inpatient rehabilitation facilities and LTAC units is the time devoted to each patient. These facilities make sure that every patient is treated aggressively with full attention.
Similar to LTAC, the inpatient rehabilitation facilities also consist of occupational therapists, physical therapists, language therapists, and other service providers too. Due to the intense therapy provided in the inpatient rehabilitation centres, not every patient is qualified to get admitted there.
Every patient admitted to this facility should pass a certain level before getting admission. Not everyone can handle the pressure of the therapy provided in this facility. Respiratory care and nurses are available in the facilities 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
Adam Mulligan did his degree in psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. He is interested in mental health and well-being.