We Are Here to Support You

Spectrum Health is the only West Michigan health system that provides a full continuum of care covering your entire rehabilitation journey. From the moment you enter our award-winning health care system, your medical care will be comprehensive and consistent from beginning to end. Depending on your rehabilitation needs, our expert team will guide you from inpatient to rehabilitation at home to outpatient rehabilitation.

Common Questions

What should I/my family member bring the day of admission?
Admission intake and paperwork are completed in the first hours after your arrival. Family or support persons are invited and encouraged to attend. If there is a guardian or durable power of attorney in place, please provide a copy of that paperwork.
What kinds of clothes should I bring?
We recommend that you bring comfortable clothing that is easy to get on and off. Examples might include soft, pull-on pants or gym shorts, easy-to-don shirts, and shoes or slippers that have non-slip soles.
Do you provide laundry service?
Clothing can either be washed onsite by our team, or by family members. During the intake process, we will ask your preference.

What does my journey look like?
Welcome to Spectrum Health’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Center. Our goal is to help you recover safely and quickly so that you can return to the activities you enjoy. The moment you enter our rehabilitation center, we begin planning for your return home. During your stay, please use your provided handbook(s) as a resource for ongoing education and information.
Setting Goals and Achieving Outcomes
Establishing meaningful goals for your rehabilitation is an important step to your recovery and your involvement in this process is key to your success. Your care team will meet with you to discuss your abilities and limitations and will help you set goals that meet your needs and desires.
Ongoing Communication- Understanding the Plan
You, the patient, are the center of the treatment plan; therefore it is important that you and your support system feel well informed about the care you are receiving, your diagnosis and your progress toward discharge. Open communication between you and the care team in achieved through your daily interactions with the care team members. Additionally, your rehabilitation physician will visit you three times a week. If you or your support system have additional questions or concerns that would be better addressed during a scheduled meeting, please notify a member of the care team to promptly respond to your request. Our goal is to ensure all questions about your care, education you have received and recommendations for discharge are answered so that you feel equipped to return home and back to your community..
Rehab and Rest
During your stay, you will participate in at least three hours of therapy per day, five days per week, which requires tremendous effort. Because optimal healing and recovery also requires rest, you should plan to dedicate one full day of rest during each week of your stay. You should also participate in one day of activity other than rehab. This healthy balance of rehabilitation and rest will help you recover in a safe and timely manner.
Caregiver Training-New Information
A caregiver is someone you know and trust to help you manage your care needs after you leave inpatient rehabilitation. Your caregiver may be a family member, friend or neighbor. If no one is available or you need care beyond the ability of friends and family, Spectrum Health At Home may be able to help.  Caregivers are encouraged to participate in education and training throughout your stay. Depending on your needs, your team may schedule a time to train your caregiver to ensure a safe transition.
It is important for you to learn about your condition and the role that rehabilitation plays in your recovery. You can anticipate daily education throughout your rehab stay, as well as focused education on how to manage your condition and medications.
Home Environment- Your Home, Your Environment
A home evaluation may need to be conducted to assess safety and mobility within your home environment. If a home evaluation is needed, your care team will schedule a visit to your home and help make necessary preparations and adjustments to properly prepare you and your family for a safe transition home.

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