When not in therapy, patients typically rest, visit with friends and family, or find some form of recreation.
Yes! Families are strongly encouraged to attend therapy sessions to observe and ask questions, especially those who will be the primary caregiver after discharge.
Patients have 3-5 hours of therapy a day during the week. Weekend therapy is reduced to allow you to rest and visit with family and friends.
Inpatient therapy begins at 8:30a.m.
If your physician/specialist is not currently granted staff privileges at RHI, they are able to apply for temporary privileges.
The reception desk has a list of all of the hotels in the area, along with a list of many hotels that offer discounts to our patients’ friends and caregivers.
Caregivers can reserve a conference room, depending on availability, on weekdays after 6:00 p.m., and on weekends. Arrangements can be made through a discharge planner, the reception desk, or through the administration executive assistant.
Weather permitting and with approval of their nursing unit, patients are encouraged to go outside with assistance.
In some cases, patients are allowed to dine out with caregivers if it is a therapeutic activity. Insurance will need to approve this activity if their caregivers have been checked off and approved by RHI.
Your friends and family may bring you food in to RHI after confirming any dietary restrictions or requirements with your nurse.
Your friends and family may join you in the dining room for meals.
If family or friends cannot find you in your room, the unit staff can inform them whether you are in therapy and where they can find you.
Visitors are not permitted to spend the night out of respect for privacy of the other patients. Accommodations can be made for caregivers and caregivers at nearby hotels at discounted rates.
Yes, all patient rooms have phones for local calls, and can receive calls. Long distance calls can be made using a calling card.
All RHI facilities are smoke free. Caregivers and visitors need to leave RHI property if they wish to smoke. Patients are not allowed to use tobacco products and cannot leave the property. Patients may speak with their physician to obtain medication to address this issue while they complete their rehabilitation at RHI.
Rooms are semi-private at RHI.
The discharge planners are the best resource for assisting you with these.
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.
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.
A discharge day target will be determined by a weekly conference including your physician, discharge planner, charge nurse and therapists.
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.
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.
Yes, wifi access is available to our patients and their caregivers.
There is a common computer in the library with limited access to the internet. Individuals are permitted to use their personal laptops as long as it does not interfere with therapy.
Cell phones are permitted but we ask that that users be courteous and respectful to those around you.
Quiet time begins at 9 P.M. Phone calls should be limited after this time to allow time for adequate sleep and rejuvenation. Patients should be considerate of their roommates and neighbors.
Yes. Simply call the front desk to have them transfer you to an operator.
Caregivers are responsible for laundry, and laundry facilities are available on each unit for caregivers to use. Tide detergent is available free of charge. Caregivers may also take clothing home to be laundered.
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.
Anyone can visit you during visiting hours. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
To maintain a healing environment, we request only 2 visitors per patient in a room at one time. Common areas are available throughout the facility for larger groups.
Visiting hours are from 6 A.M. to 9 P.M. daily.