Preparing For Your Stay
At Conway Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, we are honored that you have made the choice to utilize our services during your time of need. Our staff will strive to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
An acute rehabilitation hospital is a hospital that provides care to a special population of patients, young and old, who, through illness or injury, have suffered a decline in functional skills including the ability to fully care for themselves and their ability to walk. On average, 80% of our patients return home after a short stay of 10 to 14 days.
Our medical director is board-certified in internal medicine with extensive experience in rehabilitation medicine. New patients are seen by a physician within 24 hours of admission. All patients are seen by a physician at least three days per week with 24/7 physician availability.
Our medical director works with a team of rehabilitation trained therapists (physical, occupational, and speech) to provide a minimum of three hours of therapy per day five days per week. Our treatment team also includes registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, a case manager, asocial worker, a dietary manager, and other services as needed.
When coming to the hospital, patients should bring a complete list of your regular home medications and/or your regular home medications in the bottle that you received from your pharmacy. This is important to help our staff ensure that you are consistently receiving the correct dosage and type of medicine that your doctor prescribed. This will also help us coordinate your medication plan and prescriptions needs when you discharge from the rehabilitation hospital.
State and federal safety requirements do not allow personal electrical appliances to be used in the hospital. However, cell phones and cell phone chargers are permitted.
Clothing and Laundry
The patient will be participating in therapy programs and activity groups and will need loose, comfortable clothing along with a pair of comfortable shoes with non-skid sturdy soles and daytime wear. Pants/slacks are advised for exercise and activities in therapy. Six to seven changes of clothes are recommended. Families will be responsible for doing your laundry at home.
- Exercise clothing
- Personal care items
- Night clothes (pajamas and robe)
- Glasses, dentures, hearing aids, or prosthesis
Typical patients are those rehabilitating from various orthopedic and neuro surgeries, strokes, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, major multiple trauma injuries, neuromuscular disorders and/or a debilitating illness. Services offered could include strengthening exercises, neuromuscular re-education, balance exercises, daily living training, dietary education, and patient/family education.
Depending on the patient's illness or injury, the individualized plan of care could include:
- Rehabilitation medicine
- Rehabilitation nursing
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Therapeutic recreation
- Speech and language pathology
- Social work/case management
- Orthotic & prosthetic consultations
- Telephones are provided in all patient rooms. Local calls may be completed by dialing "9" before the number. Family and friends may call the patient by dialing 501-932-3 followed by their three-digit room number.
- A television is provided in each patient room at no extra charge. Please be considerate of others by keeping the volume low.
- We have a variety of books, board games, and puzzles.
- There is a patio and garden area utilized for some therapeutic activities, and available for relaxation and enjoyment.
- Wi-Fi is available.
- A nurse call button is located at each bed and in each patient bathroom. Pushing the button will notify the nursing station that assistance is needed.