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Do you have questions about the rehabilitation services offered at Hunt Regional? Our FAQ section will provide you with the answers you’re looking for. Below is a list of questions addressed throughout our Rehabilitation Therapy FAQ: woman undergoing physical therapy

  • What’s the difference between inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation?
  • Who is Hunt Regional’s inpatient rehabilitation program designed for?
  • Can family members participate in the inpatient therapy process?
  • Where can I learn more about outpatient rehabilitation at Hunt Regional?
  • Are there membership plans for the Fitness Center?
  • What individual rehab programs does Hunt Regional specialize in?
  • Will my health insurance plan be accepted?

What’s the difference between inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation?

There are several key differences between inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation at Hunt Regional. These differences include:

  • Length of Stay: Inpatients live within the Rehabilitation Unit during the duration of their treatment and receive 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care, while outpatients undergo therapy through the clinic and return home afterward.
  • Referrals: Inpatient rehabilitation referrals can be initiated by physicians, patients and their families, discharge planners and allied health professionals, while the outpatient clinic offers therapy services to hospital inpatients and the community through physician referral.
  • Cost: While inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRF) cost more per day than a lower level of care, studies suggest that IRF patients return home much sooner. Therefore, the significantly shorter lengths of stay reduce costs in the long run.
  • Treatment Frequency: Inpatients undergo therapy six days per week for a minimum of three hours per day, while outpatients undergo therapy based on individual evaluations.

Who is Hunt Regional’s inpatient rehabilitation program designed for?

Our inpatient rehabilitation program significantly helps individuals experiencing one or more of the following difficulties:

  • Limitations in self-care
  • Impaired mobility, balance and coordination
  • Limitations in joint strength or motion
  • Changes in memory, thought processing, reasoning and rational thinking
  • Speech and communication problems
  • Swallowing disorders

We understand that every patient is unique and has different needs, which is why our team individualizes every patient’s care. If you think you or someone you know would benefit from rehabilitation, please contact us at 903-408-1737 or 903-408-1740.

Can family members participate in the inpatient therapy process?

Yes. We encourage family members to do whatever they can to support the patient, including participating in the rehabilitation therapy process. Our interdisciplinary team of physicians and therapists work with each patient and their family to address the patient’s needs and progress at a personalized pace. We use a progressive approach to ensure each individualized treatment plan focuses on potential, not on limitations.

Where can I learn more about outpatient rehabilitation at Hunt Regional?

Our outpatient rehabilitation program offers therapy services for hospital inpatients and the community through a physician’s referral. Located on the second floor of Hunt Regional Medical Center in the Medical Pavilion, patients can undergo physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language therapy. For more information, please visit our Outpatient Rehabilitation page.

Are there membership plans for the Fitness Center?

Yes. Whether your goal is weight loss, strength training or rehabilitation, a Fitness Center membership provides opportunities for fitness through group classes and individual training programs.

As a member, you’ll receive a free, initial health assessment as well as access to all programs, classes and exercise equipment.

Membership Fees are as follows:

Individual plan

  • Monthly: $30
  • One-day guest pass: $5

Family plan

  • Monthly: $40

Senior plan (65+)

  • Monthly: $25

What individual rehab programs does Hunt Regional specialize in?

All of our individual rehabilitation programs are designed with the patient in mind to ensure they’re receiving the best treatment possible. In addition to the physical, occupational and/or speech-language therapy an inpatient or outpatient may receive, we also offer the following programs:

Will my health insurance plan be accepted?

There are two main methods of payment for rehabilitation patients to choose from, which include:

  • Medicare: Inpatient rehabilitation patients may be covered completely or in part by Medicare. Note that standard federal rules relating to individual hospital days apply.
  • Private: Insurance and managed care payments are based on contractual agreements between the hospital and the provider.

Please contact our case coordinator for more details on your coverage and benefits. Call today at 903-408-1737 or 903-408-1740.