1 Your Contact Information For review of program or assessment of appropriateness for rehab Contact: Program Director Phone: OR Social Worker phone Mercy Rehabilitation Center 401 Woodland Hills Blvd. Fort Scott, KS phone fax fax: Woodland Hills Blvd. Fort Scott, KS mercy.net KAN_ (10/12/12)
2 For over 20 years we have served our patients with their rehabilitation needs.
3 Our Location Mercy Hospital Mercy Rehabilitation Unit 401 Woodland Hills Blvd. Fort Scott, Kansas Fort Scott is located at the intersection of Highway 54 and Highway 69. On HWY 69, we are 73 miles south of Overland Park, Kansas, and 30 miles north of Pittsburgh, Kansas. On HWY 54, we are 40 miles east of Lola, Kansas, and 19 miles west of Nevada, Missouri. What can we do for you? Mercy Rehabilitation Center offers a comprehensive adult rehabilitation program for recovery of functional skills following an illness or injury. We serve the needs of the people in Southeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri. Stroke Major Multiple Trauma Brain Injury Amputation Motor Vehicle Accident Spinal Cord Injury Orthopedic Dysfunction Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Parkinson s Disease Guillian Barre Other
4 Your TEAM! The Medical Director will coordinate your overall treatment program. Physical Therapists will teach you exercises that may help improve your strength and mobility. Occupational Therapists focus on improving your everyday living skills, including bathing, dressing, cooking, and eating. Speech Pathologists will assess and treat your ability to communicate, problem solve, and reason. They may also address problems with swallowing. Admission and Financial Information A free pre-admission screening by a member of our professional team will help to determine your potential to benefit from our intensive rehabilitation program. The Mercy Rehabilitation Center accepts most major health insurance carriers, including Medicare. In some instances, payment may be available through workman s compensation. Our hospital will assist in verifying insurance coverage. The Mercy Rehabilitation Center staff will provide more detailed information on these and other issues. Please let us know if you have questions. The Nurses will give you around-the-clock personal care and support and will teach you and your family more about your abilities and treatments. The Case Coordinator or Social Worker will explain the different details of your stay, explore with you the many changes in your life, and coordinate your discharge. Other individuals on your rehabilitation team may include a dietician, pharmacist, orthotist (who designs and fits braces,) or prosthetist, (who creates and fits artificial limbs.) Psychology services are also available as needed.
5 What to Expect You will be asked to participate in a series of evaluations at first. It is critical that we perform a complete assessment, because your treatment program will be based on the needs that are identified. All patients spend a minimum of three hours in therapy each day, at least five days a week. Sessions will be scheduled for times throughout the day. We will want you to be as active as possible. All of your meals will be served in the dining room. After discharge, at home you will receive a survey asking you to evaluate your stay with us. This survey is used to reward those that exceed your expectations of great care and for the unit to correct any areas that did not meet your needs/expectations. As always, please let us know immediately if you have any concerns. Your program will be challenging. But you can expect our full support and encouragement. Your needs and goals are our top priority. Your NURSING Staff 24 hour nursing care Nurses are trained and experienced in pain management Nurses are trained and experienced with bladder and bowel issues A wound care certified nurse is on site Your TECHNOLOGY Mercy operates within the same computer system across the entire Mercy System spanning over 30 hospitals and 36,000 co-workers. Computerized medical records makes it convenient for your physician to follow your rehab stay, your nurse to administer meds, and your therapist to stay updated on your medical status. Digital radiology is available.
6 Your ROOM Rooms are kept private (single) Direct dial phone numbers for each room Wi-Fi within hospital (for public use) TV with cable Private restroom with shower On the unit we have a full bath/shower combination. What to Bring You will need a weeks supply of comfortable clothing: Loose-fitting shirts or blouses Loose-fitting pants or shorts Sturdy, low-heeled shoes or sneakers Undergarments/socks Nightgown or pajamas Robe Sweater Remember to bring all necessary personal items such as eyeglasses, hearing aides, cosmetics, and toiletries. Photographs and hobby items, such as books, puzzles, and needlepoint, can help you adjust to your new environment. Cafeteria open Monday through Friday for family convenience.
7 Our family is your family Family members are an integral part of our team and are encouraged to participate from the initial assessment through the daily treatment regimen, goals setting, and discharge planning. Your GYM The rehab gym is located on the rehab unit. Only feet away from the day room/dining room. The majority of your therapy time is spent in the gym. Contains every device or piece of equipment needed to get you back on your feet. We also have a separate speech therapy treatment area which allows you and your speech therapist quality one on one time without the distractions that a hospital brings.
8 Your LIFE As you return to REAL life We have laundry equipment on the unit to allow you to practice caring for your clothes once your home And don t forget. WE have to eat! Returning home, means making yourself food, depending on your previous preferences. To prepare for discharge back to home. On the unit we have a full kitchen with stove, refrigerator, table, sink, washer and all the fixings for you to be proactive with your culinary skills, or at least be able to fix a PB & J sandwich. Your home away from home Day Room/Dining Room This is where all rehab patients eat their meals It provides you the opportunity to get out of your room and be active, which is vital in recovering from illness. Provides a great place to build relationships with other patients, tell stories, solve the worlds problems, watch TV or just relax with a cup of coffee.
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