Frequently Asked Questions
We treat patients who often are recovering from disabilities caused by injuries or illnesses, or from chronic or complex medical conditions.
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What is inpatient rehabilitative care?
Inpatient rehabilitative care is when rehabilitative services are provided to patients in a hospital setting. Rehabilitation is a medical specialty that helps people recovering from disabling diseases or injuries. It can be effective for a myriad of people, including those recovering from orthopedic injuries, strokes, brain and spinal cord injuries, and other impairments as a result of injuries or illnesses.
Rehabilitative care includes various treatments, such as physical, occupational and speech therapies. These therapies are used to help patients increase and prevent further loss of everyday productivity and independence. The goal is to improve quality of life for individuals through enhancing their independence with daily living activities, work and family responsibilities.
Rehabilitation is significant to a patient’s healing process. Patients who receive rehabilitative services in a hospital setting often experience positive results in regaining or improving productivity and independence. For example, a recent national study shows that patients treated in inpatient rehabilitation facilities have better long-term results than those treated in skilled nursing facilities. The study, which was commissioned by the ARA Research institute, shows that patients treated in rehabilitation hospitals live longer, have less hospital and ER visits, and remain longer in their homes without additional outpatient services.
In addition, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recommends that stroke patients be treated at inpatient rehabilitation facilities rather than skilled nursing facilities, because there is considerable evidence that patients benefit from the team approach in facilities that understand the importance of rehabilitation during the early period after a stroke.
At Laredo Specialty Hospital, we provide inpatient rehabilitation to people recovering from disabling diseases and injuries, such as those recovering from strokes, brain, spinal cord and orthopedic injuries. We also treat individuals who may have chronic illnesses such as cerebral palsy, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease.
Why should I choose Laredo Specialty Hospital?
Patients are our priority.
At Laredo Specialty Hospital, we are passionate about patient care. We consider it a privilege to be able to provide services to patients and their families throughout Laredo and surrounding communities. We are committed to providing the highest level of care available, and never take our responsibility to our patients for granted.
We strive to create healing and nurturing environments for our patients that not only meet their medical needs, but address their emotional and social needs as well. We believe that this comprehensive approach can help our patients recover more fully – allowing them to return home with the highest level of independence possible, and helping to minimize any return hospital visits.
How long has Laredo Specialty Hospital been around?
Laredo Specialty Hospital has been providing specialized rehabilitative services to our patients since 2006.
How do I get referred to Laredo Specialty Hospital?
Your physician or a healthcare provider will coordinate your continued rehabilitative care, so it’s important to discuss your options and preferences with them. You may request Laredo Specialty Hospital through your physician or a healthcare provider who will take the proper steps to coordinate your care with us. To ensure we are the best fit for your medical needs, all potential patients are evaluated individually to ensure an appropriate admission to the right hospital setting for their recovery.
Can I go to Laredo Specialty Hospital even if I don’t live in Laredo?
Yes. We often treat patients in surrounding areas. The hospital’s location was selected intentionally so that we can best provide services to the Laredo community we are in and outlying areas as well.
Can I pay my bill online?
Yes. To do so, please click here.
Can I stay overnight with a loved one in the hospital?
Yes, as long as your loved one agrees. Please let a member of the medical team know of your intentions so proper arrangements can be made. Visitors are encouraged as an integral part of our patients’ recovery process, so family and friends are welcome.
Can I be involved with my loved one’s treatment?
Yes. You may be involved in your loved one’s treatment with his or her permission. We feel it’s critical for patients and their family members to be involved with our medical staff as much as possible.
Our medical professionals work as a team with our patients and their family members to create individualized treatment plans so our patients can progress at their own ability levels. Our medical team includes specially trained physicians, nurses, social workers/case managers, and occupational, speech and physical therapists – among other medical professionals.
If I have a concern about my treatment, who should I contact?
Your satisfaction with our services during your recovery process is very important to us. During your stay, if there is anything we can do to make your stay more conducive to your healing process – or if you have a question or concern – we encourage you to talk to any member of your medical team or the leadership staff.
How can I apply for a job at Laredo Specialty Hospital?
We keep an updated list of job opportunities available through our web site. Please click here to learn more or to apply for a position.
At Laredo Specialty Hospital, we provide specialized medical and rehabilitative services to our patients through our rehabilitation and long-term acute care hospitals. We treat patients who often are recovering from disabilities caused by injuries or illnesses, or from chronic or complex medical conditions.