What is rehabilitation? How much therapy will I receive and how intense will it be?
The sooner you begin rehabilitative treatment, and the more intense the therapy, the better your outcome. That said, the duration and intensity of your daily therapy depends on your individual needs. Your team will customize a therapy plan to maximize your functionality.
Our deconditioned patients typically undergo about 3 hours of therapy a day. This doesn’t mean you’re expected to sweat it out in the gym for 180 minutes straight. Your therapy schedule will be broken up into manageable segments that address a broad spectrum of needs.
Therapy can be exhausting, but it’s also rewarding. As one of our former patients said, “It’s about getting me back to me.”
Are there times when it’s better for my family to not sit in on a therapy session?
Yes, there may be times when family will be asked to either sit back or step out of the therapy session. This happens when those who love you are trying to be helpful by intervening unnecessarily or when the presence of family members may be a distraction.
How often will I see the doctor?
The attending physician comes in daily, Monday through Friday, to see you and talk with nursing and therapy staff. On the weekends, you will be seen by the on-call physician.
Can my family member stay with me while I’m at Mary Free Bed?
We’ll do everything we can to make it easy for you to spend time with your loved ones. Your private room has a sleeper sofa to allow a comfortable space for a family member to stay. When an in-room stay won’t work, we’ll help you explore other options. For instance, the inn at Mary Free Bed offers a limited number of affordable, on-site rooms. We can help you find accommodations at one of the many nearby hotels in Grand Rapids if space is not available at the inn.