Where does rehabilitation occur?
Rehabilitation occurs in a variety of settings using a wide variety of people including:
- in therapy areas with a specialist therapist dealing with a specific task or goal
- a ward lounge with a group or as an individual – for example, undertaking an activity or socialising
- in your room and bathroom to undertake daily tasks of showering, dressing, eating and mobilising – this may be under the direction of the therapist, nurse or with support people
- in the kitchen or dining room to undertake tasks such as cooking, making simple meals, eating and drinking – this may be under the direction of the therapist, nurse or with support people
- at home or in the community.
Alternatively, any time you practice skills you have gained is an opportunity for rehabilitation. The more you practice, the easier it gets.
Our State Rehabilitation Service patient information booklet contains information available on the Your hospital stay and Rehabilitation patients pages on our website. It is also available in each patient room.