Orange Park Rehabilitation Center on their new facility


>>ORANGE PARK MEDICAL CENTER RECENTLY OPENED A REHABILITATION CENTER FOR ITS PATIENTS. WE HAVE A LOT TO TALK ABOUT TODAY SO WELCOME TO YOU BOTH. WE’RE INTERESTED ABOUT THIS BECAUSE TELL US WHAT MAKES THIS UNIQUE. LET’S START WITH YOU.>>WELL, IT’S THE ONLY INPATIENT REHABILITATION CENTER IN CLAY COUNTY SO I THINK THAT IS A HUGE ASSET FOR THE COMMUNITY OF CLAY COUNTY AND IT’S A NEW FACILITY WITH 20 PRIVATE PATIENT ROOMS AND IT’S AMAZING.>>THAT’S EXCELLENT. YOU TALK ABOUT PRIVATE ROOMS. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T LIKE TO SHARE ROOMS SO EVERYONE HAS THEIR EACH AND OWN ROOM AS THEY CONTINUE TO GET BETTER IN THE REHAB FACILITY. WHAT SETS YOUR FACILITY APART, DOCTOR?>>EXCUSE ME. ONE SHE MENTIONED IS BRAND NEW, IT’S GORGEOUS. THEY’RE SPACIOUS ROOMS AND YOU JUST — IT’S A NICE ATMOSPHERE TO DO YOUR REHABILITATION. THE OTHER THING IS WE’RE ONE OF THE FEW REHABILITATION PROGRAMS IN THE COUNTRY WHERE YOU’RE DOING THERAPY AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. SOMETIMES PLACES TAKE A BREAK ON THE WEEKENDS. WE ARE STAFFED AND WE DON’T TAKE A BREAK. WE DO THERAPY SEVEN DAYS A WEEK AT OUR PROGRAM.>>THERE’S A BIG MISCONCEPTION OUT THERE, PRETTY MUCH UNIVERSALLY ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REHAB FACILITY AND A NURSING HOME. MUCH OF IT HAS TO DO WITH THE QUALITY OF CARE. COULD YOU EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCE TO VIEWERS AT HOME?>>ABSOLUTELY. AN ACUTE PATIENT REHAB FACILITY, THE PATIENT IS GOING TO GET 24-HOUR REHAB NURSING CARE PLUS THERE WILL BE A PHYSICIAN THERE EVERY DAY ON CALL 24 HOURS. SO IN A SKILLED NURSING FACILITY, A PHYSICIAN MAKES ROUNDS ONLY ONCE A MONTH. SO THAT IS WHAT SEPARATES US FROM SKILLED NURSING FACILITY.>>WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT IS LIKE YOU’RE SAYING, IT’S PRETTY MUCH AROUND THE CLOCK. IF SOMEBODY NEEDS HELP, THEY DON’T HAVE TO WAIT.>>IT’S RIGHT ON THE HOSPITAL CAMPUS. ALL THE ACUTE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE TO PATIENTS IN THE HOSPITAL ARE ALSO AVAILABLE TO THE PATIENTS IN THE INPATIENT REHABILITATION FACILITY.>>THIS IS JUST A TEMPORARY FACILITY FOR PEOPLE TO GET BETTER AFTER THEY, I GUESS, ARE CLEARED AFTER THEY GET TO A CERTAIN POINT WHERE THEY CAN FUNCTION ON THEIR OWN, THEN WHAT HAPPENS? DO THEY GO HOME OR MAYBE INTO A NURSING FACILITY AT THAT TIME OR HOW DOES IT WORK?>>OUR GOAL IS TO TRY TO GET EVERYONE HOME. WE MAY GO FOR THERAPY AND THAT’S OUR HOPE IS THAT THEY GO HOME. IN SOME CASES THEY CAN’T AND THEN THEY MAY GO TO ANOTHER NURSING FACILITY. BUT IN THE MEANTIME, WHILE THEY’RE AT OUR FACILITY, WE’RE TRAINING THE FAMILIES ALSO SO THEY MAKE THAT TRANSITION TO HOME A LOT EASIER.>>RIGHT. WE ACTUALLY HAVE — IT’S CALLED THE ACTIVITY OF DAILY LIVING SUITE. IT’S SET UP LIKE A HOME APARTMENT AND THERE’S A REGULAR BED, THERE’S A REGULAR KITCHEN IN THERE WHERE THE PATIENTS CAN PRACTICE THE THINGS THEY WOULD NEED TO DO WHEN THEY GO HOME IN A CONTROLLED SETTING WITH ASSISTANCE OF A THERAPIST ORIFICE.>>IS THAT ONE OF THE ROOMS THERE OF THE CASE IN POINT?>>THEY ALL HAVE A BEAUTIFUL, BIG WINDOW AND STATE OF THE ART FINISHES.>>THAT LOOKS LIKE THE NURSES STATION. HOW MANY ROOMS DO YOU EVER IN THERE? EVERYBODY CAN EASILY GET A NURSE IF YOU NEED ONE.>>WE HAVE 20.>>AND, YOU KNOW, I KNOW SOMEONE IS COMING IN, MAYBE HAVE AN AMPUTATION OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, WHAT IS THE PRACTICE THERE?>>WE HONE IN ON THE DIAGNOSIS AND ALL OTHER VARIABLES ABOUT THE PATIENT, THEIR AGE, THE OTHER HEALTH CONDITIONS THEY HAVE GOING ON ARE ALL FACTORS IN HOW LONG THE RECOVERY LASTS.>>WHAT I THINK IS GREAT, TOO, IS BECAUSE THE ORANGE PARK REHABILITATION CENTER HAS BEEN CONNECTED TO THE ORANGE PARK MEDICAL CENTER SO I’M GUESSING YOU SEE A LOT OF THESE PATIENTS, IF NOT ALL OF THEM ARE COMING FROM THE MEDICAL CENTER OR DO SOME COME FROM OTHER FACILITIES?>>IT JUST DEPENDS. THEY CAN COME FROM BOTH. A LOT OF THEM DO COME FROM OUR MEDICAL CENTER AND WE HAVE NOT BEEN OPEN LONG. THERE IS THE ABILITY THEY CAN COME FROM THE COMMUNITY AND THE FACT THAT WE’RE RIGHT NEAR THE HOSPITAL IS ANOTHER GREAT ASPECT OF OUR FACILITY BECAUSE THE PHYSICIANS ACTUALLY ARE EXCITED ABOUT IT. THERE’S A CONTINUUM OF CARE. THEY CAN COME RIGHT OVER AND SEE THE PATIENTS WHEN THEY’RE TRANSFERRED OVER TO OUR FACILITY RATHER THAN LOSE THEM IN THE SHUFFLE WHEN THEY GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.>>NOW, WHO QUALIFIES AS A PATIENT TO BECOME A PERSON THAT WILL GO INTO THE REHAB FACILITY?>>I GUESS IF SOMEBODY THINKS THEY MIGHT QUALIFY TO BE A PATIENT OF THE FACILITY, THEY DISCUSS THAT WITH THEIR PHYSICIAN AND THEN IF THEY COME TO THE CONCLUSION THEY MIGHT BE A GOOD CANDIDATE, THEY CAN CALL THE REFERRAL LINE AND THEN AT THAT POINT, YOU KNOW, THEY TALK TO AN ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR TO DETERMINE IF THEY WOULD BE A GOD PATIENT FOR THE FACILITY.>>I THINK THIS SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY AT LEAST FOR YOU GUYS. THERE’S DEFINITELY A NEED FOR IT, RIGHT?>>ABSOLUTELY.>>BEFORE THEN, THEY HAD TO GO OUT DIFFERENT PLACES. NICE THING IS THE DOCTORS ARE ALL SO CLOSE SO THEY CAN POP IN AND CHECK ON THEIR PATIENT.>>YES.>>SO WHAT DO YOU PERCEIVE FOR THE NEXT YEAR TO COME?>>WELL, I THINK A LOT OF REHABILITATION WILL TAKE PLACE AND A LOT OF PATIENTS WILL BE ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY WITH AMAZING PROVIDERS AND AMAZING THERAPISTS.>>VERY GOOD. ANY FINAL THOUGHTS?>>WE’RE JUST EXCITED TO HAVE IT AND PATIENTS AND FAMILIES WILL BE VERY HAPPY.>>I THINK IT’S ALWAYS GOOD AS A FAMILY MEMBER OF SOMEONE WHO HAS HAD TO HAVE A LOVED ONE IN SOME KIND OF A FACILITY, YOU REALLY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT FACILITY IS STAFFED PROPERLY AND HAS STATE OF THE ART EQUIPMENT, WHICH YOURS DOES. THAT GIVES FAMILY MEMBERS SOME PEACE OF MIND FOR SURE. THANK YOU BOTH FOR COMING IN AND

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