We are here for you, too
Something devastating has just happened and you may be wondering if anything will ever be the same. You likely have many questions. We know that for many, this is the first time you have experienced a critical illness recovery or medical rehabilitation hospital.
It can be confusing, overwhelming and maybe even a little scary. We have developed this material just for you - the caregiver, family member and support person. Our hope is that it will help ease some of the stress you may be feeling and provide information to help answer some of your questions.
On this page you will also find a number of different resources, including what you can expect from specialty hospitals such as ours. The more you understand about your loved one’s condition, the services we provide and the types of resources available to you, the more empowered and less stressed you will feel.
We know that a large part of our patients’ outcomes is determined by caregivers' health and well-being. You are an important member of the care team and we encourage your active involvement.
While the time spent in the hospital can be stressful, preparing for and returning home can be equally as or even more challenging. To assist you with the transition and adjustment as your loved one leaves our care, we have included suggestions and links to community resources and continued support.
We also have an online support resource that is exclusive to our rehabilitation hospital patients. It is called CHET, which stands for Community, Healing, Education and Training. CHET provides information about diagnoses and conditions, what to expect throughout a recovery journey, guidelines and tips for returning home and self-care resources. Additionally, CHET features the ability to create a private online support community of family and friends to share progress updates and rally around a patient’s recovery.
Thank you for entrusting the care of your loved one with us.
Additional caregiver resources available in our hospitals:
- Outdoor courtyards for quiet moments
- Indoor reflection areas
- On-site social workers
- Chaplain and pastoral services
- In-person support groups