A Community Collaboration Between IU Health and St. Vincent

Preparing for Your Transition

Can my family physician or specialist follow me to RHI?

If your physician/specialist is not currently granted staff privileges at RHI, they are able to apply for temporary privileges.

How do we go about buying the needed equipment?

The discharge planners are the best resource for assisting you with these.

What kind of equipment will we need to buy when we go home?

Necessary equipment will depend on your progress and will be recommended by your therapists at the end of your stay. Your discharge planner will work with you to coordinate delivery of any needed equipment.

How will I get home from RHI?

A pending discharge date will be established by your treatment team based on your rehabilitation goals, progress toward the goals, and medical stability. Your RHI discharge planner will help coordinate transportation with you. Discharge is usually around at 10:00am.

When can I go home?

A discharge day target will be determined by a weekly conference including your physician, discharge planner, charge nurse and therapists.

How can I schedule a tour of RHI to see if it is right for me or my loved one?

Please call 317-329-2000 to make arrangements for touring the facility. Calling ahead is recommended so a tour guide will be ready for you.

How do I know if I am eligible for rehab at RHI?

If you are interested in being admitted to RHI, you should ask the discharge case manager or social worker at the hospital to notify RHI that you would like RHI to evaluate you for admission. A family member may also call the RHI admissions department to make the referral. A RHI Clinical Liaison will come evaluate you to see if you meet the RHI admission guidelines. RHI must also determine whether you meet the medicare / insurance criteria for admission as well.

How long will I be at RHI?

Length of stay varies and is dependent on the patient’s diagnosis and progress. Your RHI team will be able to better estimate your length of stay once initial evaluations are completed. Assessments are individual and are not pre-determined.

Will my insurance company pay for my transportation to get to RHI?

Payment varies case by case.

How will I get to RHI?

The discharge case managers at the hospital where you are currently staying will be happy to make arrangements for you. In some cases, family may be able to transport you to RHI.