Who is appropriate for admission to the unit?
We will treat any patient with a neurological or spinal condition who would benefit from acute rehabilitation with a multidisciplinary team approach. Conditions frequently treated include Stroke, Spinal Cord Injuries (paraplegics and quadriplegics), Traumatic Brain Injuries, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Guillian-Barre Syndrome.
How do we assess a patient’s progress?
We have a weekly team meeting on a Tuesday morning to discuss each patient’s progress in each of his/her therapies. Clients are scored on the Beta system which is an assessment tool with 6 different categories with specific tasks in which the patient is scored. The medical aid receives a report with the Beta scores from us to show weekly improvements and motivate for further funding from them.
What should you bring with you?
During the period of rehab we would advise you to bring the following items:
- Toiletries: soap, face clothes, toothbrush, hairbrush etc.
- Clothing: underwear, long/short pants, t-shirts etc
- Closed shoes e.g. trainers as well as slippers
- It is advisable to label all personal items.
- Photographs and inspirational items and pictures
Please do not bring high-value items such as jewelry and ipads unless this is specifically requested as part of your therapy sessions.
Is medical aid funding guaranteed?
We work very hard to provide the required updates to your medical aid in order to ensure that your funding is guaranteed. However, this often depends on the type of medical aid plan you are on and the benefit limitations your funder imposes on us. There are occasions when funding is limited and in these circumstances you will be given the opportunity to self-fund these gaps or choose to reduce the therapy received to the limits imposed by your funder. Although we do everything in our power to ensure Medical Aids honour their authorization we would also encourage you to remain in contact with your medical aid during this period.
Do we accept international patients?
Absolutely. We are happy to arrange admission directly with foreign clients or through international insurance companies. We do however require either a letter of guarantee from an international funder or a deposit payment up front prior to admission.