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A Typical Day for Inpatient Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Your orthopedic rehabilitation care plan is designed to meet your needs and goals.

A typical day generally includes:

Morning care routine
Involves awakening, assessment of medical status, and distribution of medications by nursing.

Physician rounds
Daily checks by the physician for management of medical needs, and monitoring of progress in rehabilitation.

Morning therapies
Therapy will begin in the patient's room with self care activities, such as eating breakfast, light hygiene, AM scheduled shower, dressing, and toileting. Morning therapies will continue downstairs in the rehabilitation gym with continued focus on deficits related to the patient’s injury, such as mobility, strengthening, vision, perception, and communication.

Lunch and rest break

Afternoon therapies
Therapists will continue work with the patient's rehabilitation goals.

Rest break and evening meal

Evening activities
Patients may choose to spend their evenings relaxing, spending time visiting with family and friends, or participating in evening activities. Pet visitation is also available.

Evening care routines
Evening hygiene, PM scheduled shower, evening medications, and getting ready for bed.

Patient and family education is ongoing throughout all nursing care and therapies. Families are welcome to attend therapies, whenever available.

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