Recovering wisely from illness and injury

Take it from the old carpenter’s saying: “Measure twice, cut once.” It applies equally to sawing wood as it does to strengthening muscle tone after a knee replacement. Basically, assess a situation carefully before diving in, and you can save potential pain and heartache later. Here are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when selecting a rehabilitation facility.

Experience

There can be no substitute for skilled and experienced staff. Everyone from the top .administrators to the janitorial workers must be experts at what they do. The slightest beginner’s mistake may mean the difference between a smooth recovery and a poor one.

Compassion

Not only is the type of care crucial to rehabilitation and recovery, but delivering that care in a compassionate manner is vital as well. Corporate facilities tend to focus only on the bottom line, so ideally, look for a place that’s been family owned for generations.

State-of-the-art

A rehabilitation facility is only as good as its staff – and the equipment they have. Outdated machines and technology aren’t only useless, but they may hinder your recovery. The facility you choose should make an aggressive effort to stay up-to-date (and purchase) the latest mechanical advances.


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