The right rehab center is key to successful rehabilitation. But with the thousands of rehab facilities available, how do you find the perfect fit? The first step is to ask yourself the following questions when deciding which facility to go with.
Is it Accredited?
The first thing you should find out before picking a rehab facility is if it is accredited or not. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organization (JCAHO) and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is what issues accreditation to rehab facilities in the United States. The JCAHO actually visits the facilities every 3 years and conducts several multi day evaluations that covers all aspects of care they bring.
Is the Facility Appealing and Clean?
While you would hope that rehab facilities would be appealing and clean, such as the Morningside facility, it is an unfortunate truth that many centers just aren’t. That is why you should make sure that when you walk in, the facility looks clean and smells good. Furthermore, consider whether the décor is functional and appealing. The environment the patient is exposed to is vitally important to a successful rehabilitation. Don’t forget to check the patient rooms. Do they have a television, phone, bath or shower? Is there an outdoor area that the patients have access too? These are all questions you must consider. [Continue reading]