What to Expect
As a patient, you’ll have a private room with a bathroom. Your days will begin early and will be filled with activities. Breakfast is served at 8 a.m. followed by two morning sessions of therapy. Lunch is served at 12:15 p.m. followed by two afternoon sessions of therapy. Dinner is served at 5 p.m. Your family is welcome to join you for meals. They may purchase meals from the cafeteria line, grill or The Daily Grind on campus or bring their own food from outside the facility.
All meals are served in our community dining area for your convenience. After dinner you are free to visit with friends, family and newly acquired friends; use the public-access computer with internet; watch television in the Family Entertainment Area; or just relax in your own private room.
Intensity of Services
Patients will receive a minimum of three daily hours of physical and occupational therapy Monday through Friday and one half day on Saturday for a duration determined by the medical team. Speech and other services are provided in addition to the three hours of physical and occupational therapy.
Your Return Home
In 2017, about 80 percent of our patients were able to return to an independent living setting. The team will work with you and your family to help determine the best discharge environment for you based on your needs at the time. If you are unable to return home, the team will help you and your family make other arrangements.
Friends and family members are a very important part of your recovery. We strongly encourage them to be a part of the team. Family meetings and training will be scheduled with the rehab team as needed. Patients and family members are encouraged to ask questions throughout their stay.
The best times for your family and friends to visit with you are after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, after noon on Saturday and all day on Sunday. Due to your busy schedule and need for rest and rejuvenation, we ask that visiting hours end at 9 p.m. nightly. However, immediate family is welcome anytime, as long as the visit does not interfere with any patient’s therapy. Family pet visitation can be arranged by contacting your nurse or case manager.
A family member may room with you during your stay as long as it does not interfere with your therapy. Sleeper recliners are available by request. For those who live out of town, there are several hotels located along Interstate 35. We are also fortunate to have the Hospitality House located conveniently on Rich Street directly south of the South Entry of the hospital. Nightly fees are reasonable; however, reservations are limited due to the number of rooms available. Once your loved one is admitted, you can call 405-307-6691 to check on room availability or you may go directly to the Hospitality House.
We also have designated RV parking areas located in the South entrance parking lot.
What to Bring
During your stay at The Rehabilitation Center, you will be physically active. Please bring a week’s worth of loose, comfortable clothing.
- Shirts such as T-shirts and pullovers
- Sweatpants or lounge pants with an elastic waist
- Socks and undergarments
- Shoes with good support and rubber soles
- A robe and night clothes
- Sweater or sweatshirt
- Personal items such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, dentures and toiletries
- Items to make you feel at home such as photographs, plants or pictures
- Hobby items such as books, puzzles and sewing projects
Your personal laundry is the responsibility of you or your family. For your convenience, a washer and dryer are available after 5:30 p.m. during the week and anytime during the weekend. Laundry may also be included as part of your therapy process.
Independence Park is an outdoor barrier course where patients can encounter and overcome obstacles they face when returning home, such as curbs, gravel and stairs. You can enjoy the fresh air and outdoors while our therapists lead you through the obstacles.
Independence Park was funded in part by the Norman Regional Auxiliary though its generous donors. It is one of only two outdoor barrier courses in the state.