For more information about the Rehabilitation Hospital at Carolinas Hospital System, please call Marcus Simmons, Director, at (843) 661-3388.
Carolinas Rehabilitation Hospital
121 East Cedar Street,
Florence, South Carolina
T: (843) 661-3900
Our mission is to enable all persons from pediatrics throughout lifespan with a rehabilitative diagnosis to achieve maximum physical, psychosocial and vocational independence utilizing an interdisciplinary approach. This approach includes patients, family and professional staff. The services include:
- physical therapy
- occupational therapy
- speech and language pathology
- social work
- case management
- neuropsychological counseling and testing
- vocational independence
Further, we are committed to continuing education and securing community services in order to provide the highest quality of care and achieve the best possible outcomes for the best of your life.
To be the best acute inpatient rehabilitation program in South Carolina.
- Respect for people
- Commitment to patients, physicians and employees
- Continuous improvement and responsibility to employees and community
What Makes Us Different?
- The only inpatient facility in the Pee Dee Region offering all private rooms with bathrooms
- The only inpatient facility with daily physician rounds
- The only facility serving pediatric patients
- The only inpatient rehabilitation hospital facility that is hospital affiliated with a leading hospital (Carolinas Hospital System)
- The only facility in the Pee Dee region accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities)
- The only facility with full-time psychologists
Our areas of specialized expertise are:
- Brain Injury
- Congenital Deformities
- Fracture of Femur/Hip
- Major Multiple Trauma
- Neurological Disorders
- Open Heart Surgery
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Total Knee/Hip Replacement
Helping patients and their families to overcome disabling injuries and diseases is the challenge we face every day. You, too, will face many challenges during your stay with us. We are here to share your challenges, to help you return to a more independent way of life and to reach your highest potential. We understand your challenges are unique and your needs are personal. Therefore, your rehabilitation program will be tailored to your individual needs.
Our team of skilled medical and rehabilitation specialists will be by your side every step of the way to help you reach your goals. Because we see rehabilitation as a family achievement, we encourage participation from family and/or your significant other. We’ll make special arrangements for them to observe and learn more about the therapy being given to you. Family support and educational group sessions are held weekly.
The goal of our comprehensive inpatient program is to improve the functional abilities of the patients served and their capability to function in their various environments. The program is applicable to those who have severe functional limitations of recent onset, recent regression or progression, and to those who have not had prior exposure to rehabilitation.
The Team Approach
Carolinas Rehabilitation Hospital utilizes a team approach toward patient care and sees you, the patient, as the most important member of the rehabilitation team. Your participation is vital. Your family and/or significant other are also key elements in the recovery process.
By understanding the implications of your disability, treatment and recovery goals, we can help you make a smooth transition back to the activities of daily living. Helping you through the rehabilitation process will be a team of specialists, who are experienced, talented professionals working toward a common goal – your recovery. You will meet the members of your team during the first few days of the evaluation process to design a rehabilitation program appropriate to your needs. The team will meet once a week, or more often if necessary, to evaluate your progress.
Members of the Rehabilitation Team include:
- Attending Physician
- Medical Director/Physiatrist
- Nurse Liaison
- Occupational Therapist
- Other Consulting Physicians
- Patient Assessment Instrument (PAI) Coordinator
- Physical Therapist
- Registered Dietitian
- Rehabilitation Nurse
- Social Worker/Case Manager
- Speech Language Pathologist
- Support Staff
Patient/Family Conferences will be held following the Team Conference. The date of this conference will be confirmed with you and your family by the Social Worker. At the conference, you will have a chance to meet with the physician. Each session will last 5 to 10 minutes. If at any time you have a problem with the scheduling of your patient/family conference, please contact the Social Worker. At this conference, the patient/family will be informed of goals, progress and tentative discharge date.
What to Bring
For your comfort, please plan to wear casual clothing that allows for easy movement during therapy activities. In addition, we suggest you bring the following items:
Clothing/Personal Care Items
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner
- Pajamas or nightgowns
- For men, electric razor (must be battery operated) or other shaving supplies
- Rubber-soled slippers
- Basic cosmetics for daily use
- For ladies, pants and blouses (with front buttons) are recommended
- For men, slacks and shirts are recommended
- Special aids, if needed, such as eyeglasses, hearing aids including extra batteries) denture care materials
- Walking shoes with non-slip bottoms (no sandals or high-heeled shoes)
Please note: We cannot be responsible for your valuables. This includes: dentures, eyeglasses and hearing aids. For your security, please leave all valuables and jewelry at home. All clothing should be labeled appropriately. Family members will be responsible for washing your clothing during your stay.
We consider you a partner in your hospital care. When you are well informed, participate in treatment decisions, and communicate openly with your doctor and other health professionals, you help make your care as effective as possible. Carolinas Rehabilitation Hospital encourages respect for the personal preferences and values of each individual.
As a patient in our hospital, you have many rights that we are committed to protect. Whenever possible, we will inform you of your rights in advance of providing or discontinuing your care.
Patients, to include adults, adolescents and their designated representative, are entitled to certain rights regardless of age, race, sex, creed, spiritual, cultural, educational, national origin or source of payment. Patient Rights are posted in every patientroom. Copies can be provided at your request.
Our accreditations include:
- Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
- Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
- South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)
Patients should expect therapy every day of the week. Weekdays are structured to provide intensive services at least three hours a day (Monday – Friday). Your schedule will be provided to you once the evaluation process is complete.
Sample Weekday Schedule
|6:00 – 7:30
||Bathe and dress|
|7:30 – 8:00
||Speech or alternative therapy|
||Lunch and rest period|
|6:00 – 9:00
||Evening activities, educational group, support group or visitation. Bath/Shower|
||Bed – quiet activities|
Patients may be in therapy until 4:00 pm.
Monday – Friday, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, 12:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday, 12:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Because the individualized treatment programs are so intensive, we strongly discourage unplanned visitation before 4:00 p.m.
Carolinas Rehabilitation Hospital recognizes the importance of pastoral support during a patient’s hospitalization. In fulfillment of our mission, a chaplain is available at all times to provide for spiritual needs. The chaplain also assists the patient’s personal clergy if needed. A nurse and/or the Social Worker will call a priest, minister or rabbi at the request of the patient and/or the family. Pastoral services are available to all patients, family members or employees through the hospital chaplain.
Patient Questions, Problems or Complaints
If you have a question, problem or complaint regarding any aspect of your care, please let us know. You may ask to speak with the Charge Nurse who will refer your question to the appropriate person.
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