Many of the patients at Mary Ann Morse arrive after they have been in the hospital for surgery or for medical treatment.
While still in the hospital, the case manager or discharge planner will coordinate with patients and their families about options for discharge, including a healthcare center such as Mary Ann Morse. Once the paperwork is completed, and a bed has been confirmed, your doctor will discharge you to Mary Ann Morse; this process may take a few hours or a few days. Transportation is usually via ambulance – this is the safest method of transport.
Once you arrive at Mary Ann Morse, you will be escorted by the EMT/paramedics to your room to get settled.
The nurse and nursing aides on duty will introduce themselves, make some standard medical assessments and answer any questions you may have. There is admissions paperwork to be completed.
Within 48 hours of admission, the medical team (a doctor and/or nurse practitioner) will do a further medical assessment. There will also be an evaluation by the physical therapy team, the occupational therapy team and possibly speech language, depending on what is needed and/or necessary. Also during this time, the nursing team, consulting with the medical and rehab teams, will develop your person-centered care plan.
You will also receive visits from the activities department, social services and the dietician to complete assessments in order to create a truly interdisciplinary care plan approach to meet all of your needs while a patient at Mary Ann Morse.
With the initial assessments, interviews, care plan and evaluations completed, you will be given your rehabilitation schedule.