Intensive Outpatient Program
- Our comprehensive outpatient program is designed for individuals who still require rehabilitative services, but who are not in need of comprehensive medical management provided in the inpatient rehab hospital setting.
- In addition to the patient; the rehabilitation team may include clinical staff from Dietary, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Speech Therapy and Therapeutic Recreation.
- Following evaluation by appropriate team members, the team establishes treatment frequency and duration to meet the individual’s rehabilitation needs. Treatments are then initiated to return individuals to their optimum ability and independence as quickly and safely as possible
- Team Conferences are held weekly to discuss progress and plan therapy. Family conferences will be scheduled as needed to update the patient and/or family on progress and pending discharge plans.
- Family involvement is a vital component to successful rehabilitation. Family participation is required on the initial day of the program and may be indicated if the patient’s physical or behavioral needs dictate during the patient’s down-time between therapies. Family/caregiver is responsible for patient’s arrival/pickup at scheduled times.
- Meals are not provided through the program. Access to a refrigerator and microwave is available. Therefore, it is the patient/family’s responsibility to bring his/her own lunch. Family/caregiver will need to be available if assistance in routine meals is needed for the patient. If therapies are working with the client on swallowing or self-feeding, the family/caregiver will be informed ahead of time if the therapist is assisting in that aspect of his/her treatment.
- Patient/Family must notify staff in advance of any up-coming appointments as the patient/client’s schedule is developed weekly following the team care conference. Because therapy needs change weekly, the resulting schedule may vary from week-to-week.
Contact St. Mary’s Call Center (812) 485-6920 option 1 to schedule your first treatment.