Patient Accommodations

Admission to Cardinal Hill

An Admission Facilitator will do an assessment and provide you with information about Cardinal Hill before admission. An arrival time will be scheduled for admission day. Plan to have a member of your family accompany you to Cardinal Hill to help you get settled into your room, to tour the hospital and to meet staff. (He/she may stay until 8 pm.)Your family member should bring along a completed Patient and Family Pre-Admission Questionnaire, as well as your personal belongings and insurance cards. Cardinal Hill will arrange for your medical records to besent to the hospital before you arrive.

Your Accommodations

Care Manager

You will be assigned a Care Manager who is available to you and your family whenever you have a question. The Case Manager will help you get settled on admission day, schedule Family Teaching Days, give regular progress reports to you and your family and coordinate discharge planning.

Length of Stay

The length of your program will depend on your individual needs and progress. After an initial evaluation, which will be done within 48 hours of admission, your therapy team will meet to discuss your treatment plan.

We strongly encourage you to remain in the hospital for the recommended length of stay so that we can fully meet your rehabilitation needs.

Therapy Services

Skilled therapy services are offered in both individual and group sessions and are provided six to seven days a week. (Therapies are also offered on most holidays and your team will inform you when one of these holidays occurs.)

Because therapy is at the heart of your rehabilitation program, you will be scheduled for appropriate therapy daily, with several sessions throughout the day being typical routine.

Treatment Team

Upon admission, you will be assigned a team of physical rehabilitation specialists who will work to meet your individual needs. In addition to Physicians and a Primary Nurse, this interdisciplinary team may include aPhysical Therapist (PT), an Occupation Therapist (OT), a Speech-LanguagePathologist, a Respiratory Therapist, a Psychologist, a Social Worker/CareManager, a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, a Dietitian, a Chaplain and a Vocational Specialist. The team welcomes your questions and your participation in setting goals for your rehabilitation course.

Passes

Therapeutic passes may be permitted if covered by your insurance and if your rehabilitation team believes that you have reached a point at which a visit home or a trip outside of the hospital will contribute to your progress.

Your team will also identify specific goals to be accomplished during the pass. Medications and equipment will be arranged for you before leaving.

Normally, you will be expected to return to the hospital by 8:00 pm. Your primary caregiver must attend a Family Teaching Day before you may leave the hospital for a pass.

Safety

We ask that you and your family comply with every precaution to ensure your safety. Until your physician gives permission, do not attempt to stand or walk, transfer to or from your wheelchair, or smoke without assistance or supervision from a staff member.

When in your room, please use the bedside call button to request assistance.

Personal Items
Be sure to bring to the hospital the articles you usually use at home for personal grooming, such as skin care, denture care and hair care items. You may also bring along a special photograph, a pillow, an afghan, a calendar, magazines or other items to make you feel comfortable; however, please leave valuable property at home.
Television

Each room is equipped with a television.

Mail Services and Deliveries
Your mail will be delivered to the nursing station on your unit and forwarded to you. If mail should arrive for you after you are discharged, it will be forwarded to your home address. Please ask anyone sending mail to address it to you, in your name, at:

Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital
2050 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40504

Flowers will be delivered directly to your room. If flowers should arrive for you after your discharge, they will be sent back to the florist.
Clothing

Since you will be working toward a normal daily routine, you will need your usual daytime clothing. We suggest that you have on hand several comfortable, loose-fitting outfits, as well as socks, nightwear, underclothes and at least one pair of pants with a waistband.

Pants rather than skirts or dresses are suggested for women, in the interestof modesty as well as comfort. Shoes should be comfortable and supportive, with non-slippery soles. All articles of clothing should be marked clearly with your name. Please do not bring valuable or fancy clothing or jewelry.

Laundry
Family members are encouraged to wash your clothing at home. If this is not possible, laundry can be done in the hospital’s commercial system upon request. A plastic bag for soiled clothing may be obtained from the nurse.Your name should be clearly marked on all clothing, regardless of where laundry is done.
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