Tour of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Department at Largo Medical Center

(soft soothing music) – I’m Sherrie Seiter. I’m
one of the liaisons for admission for Indian Rocks Rehab Hospital. Today I’m gonna give you
a tour of our facility, show you a private room, our Activities of Daily
Living suite, our gym. And we’re gonna talk to our director about the therapy that you’ll get here. So follow me along,
we’re on the third floor. We’re a 30 bed facility,
all our rooms our private. This is one of our nurses’ stations. We’re gonna go on down the hall now and I’m gonna take you
to one of our rooms. (indistinct voices)
So I wanna tell you a little bit about our facility, we’re an acute rehab facility. So we are a hospital,
we’ll see when we leave that you come in through
our emergency room. We’re a free-standing
hospital and our acute rehab hospital is on the third and
fourth floor of our facility. Our doctor will see you every single day and our doctor is a physiatrist, who specializes in rehab medicine. Our therapists will work
with you on the average of about three hours a day and we break the therapy up in increments. And we break the therapy up
in different styles of therapy based on your needs to get home. So we’re gonna stop right here and show you one of our rooms. Each room is private so we
can allow your family members to be here with you if they need to be with you whenever you’re here. We have no specific visiting hours. In fact, in our facility, we encourage family members to be here. Our therapists will work with
you and the family members because again, we’re gonna get
you home if at all possible. Now we’re gonna go into the ADL suite, or Activities of Daily Living. And when we go in there, you’re gonna see, it’s like a little apartment. So we have a kitchen. So if you’re the person
that makes meals at home, we have a kitchen for you. We have a bedroom ’cause nobody
has a hospital bed at home. And then we have a bathroom,
and it’s set up for either a walk-in shower or a tub shower. So whatever you have at home, we’re gonna simulate your
needs again to get you home. Come on, we’re gonna go to the gym. This is a very small facility
in that it’s very focused on the therapy and our therapists
work with you one on one. And that’s really important and it’s quiet so that when you’re
working with a therapist you really can focus
on what you need to do. Come on, we’ll go into the gym. We have a simulate car
so that you can practice getting in and out of your car. We have steps so if
you have steps at home, you can practice on the stairs. Oh, let’s see, oh our director’s here. This is Shelley Brown. – Hi. – She’s our director, I wanted
to ask you some questions. I’m givin’ a little tour here and I wanted to ask you
to tell us a little bit about the therapy and how it works here. – You get at least three
hours of therapy a day, there’s PT, OT, and speech. So not everyone needs speech services, but we have it available
seven days a week. You get, you kinda get
up in the morning with occupational therapy, and
they kinda get you started. Their job is bathing, dressing, grooming, kinda those jobs of life, so that’s why they’re
called occupational therapy. And then physical therapy,
we’ll work on your walking, your balance, your mobility,
we have an unweighted machine for the treadmill, we
have exercise equipment, we practice stairs, we
utilize outside a lot because everyone’s lives
are not just indoors. And then speech therapy,
we’d work on swallowing, and speech and language,
and your thinking skills. And our whole goal is to have everyone be as independent as possible so that they can go home and take care of themselves. – So I have a quick question for ya. When our patients are here,
you know they wear those fancy little gowns where the
backs are open in the hospital, would they be wearin’ that here or? – No, we wan’ ’em to
wear comfortable clothes, but preferably the clothes
that they would wear everyday because they need to learn
how to get themselves dressed in what they wear and
same with their footwear. We’d like ’em to wear
soft-soled shoes, sneakers, so that they can walk
and work on their balance wearing things that they wear. – And do you encourage
family to be here with them? – Absolutely, we want the
families to be involved and witness their care and kind of see how the person is progressing. We occasionally we’ll ask them
to step aside and step out, but often times we try
to have them be involved so that they know what’s involved and they can learn as
well about the disease that caused the patient to come here. – And what about their toiletries,
like what if somebody has a power razor or a power toothbrush, would it be good for them
to bring their own things? – Yep absolutely, they should
be anything that they can bring in that they use at home. So even if they have
like you know a walker that might be set up differently for them, ’cause some people have lived
with long-term disabilities and they like to do things a certain way, we wanna help them get back
to what they were doing, not create something new. – Okay. – If they’ve been able to do
it by themselves this way, then we wanna work with that and try to help them
be safe with it again. – Super super, and your therapists, I think I remember they work
one on one with the patient? – Yep, all our therapy is one on one. We like to do that because it
helps them be individualized, not every single person has the same goal. So occasionally you’ll
see multiple patients in the room with multiple therapists, but each therapist has their own patient. – Okay, and do you try to keep the same therapist with the patient? – Absolutely, I mean they
don’t work seven days a week. – Right right. – But we, they have a core
team and that’s their therapist throughout their stay and
if their therapist is off because they worked Saturday
and they take a day off during the week, they
leave coverage information that’s very detailed and
the covering therapist works on those specific objectives and then the patient goes back. – And I was telling the tour
here that we are a hospital and so in a hospital, if
they’re in a hospital now, the nurses are taking care
of them, patient care, patient care techs, is it the same here? – Well we have, our nurses are basically like med surg nurses, but they have specialized
training in rehabilitation. – Okay. – So they have all the
qualifications of an RN that works in a hospital
and then on top of that they understand how these
interdisciplinary goals work and how you don’t just
put a patient on a bedpan. If they have to go to the bathroom, you work on them rolling,
sitting on the edge of the bed, walking to the bathroom, or transferring onto the bedside commode. So they tie in what therapy
does in their therapy sessions into the whole routine that
they do their nursing work. – So it’s a nice continuum. – And the CNAs too, to be
a CNA here you go through what we call our rehab days training where they spend time with
each discipline of therapy and learn how do you use a sock aid, what is a sock aid, how do you use it, how do you help the patient use it? – Oh, we’ll stop here real quick. (door opening) This is one of our shower rooms, so while you’re here if you
need assistance showering, you’ll come into this room. We definitely do the showers after the therapy is done for the day. Our doctors will see you on a daily basis. (door closes)
(indistinct voices) And again, our doctors are
specialists in rehab medicine. And if they need you to
see any kind of specialist while you’re here, there’s
several specialists on staff. Here’s the laundry room. So if you are the one that
did the laundry at home, guess what, we have a washer and dryer here for your use too. See we’ve got everything, so
if you were the homemaker, (door closes)
or you were the stay-at-home person or even the caregiver,
we wanna know what your (door closes)
goals are to go home. Because we definitely wanna get you home. So I hope you enjoyed our tour today. (indistinct voices)
And you will join us and we can hopefully get you home. (soft soothing music)

1 thought on “Tour of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Department at Largo Medical Center

  1. what a nice personalized, well thought out setup, and 30 beds means lots of attention for those who are there, old suncoast hospital never looked so good!

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