Here you will work with doctors, nurses, therapists, dietitians, social workers and other experts every day. Much of your treatment takes place in a real-life setting, focusing on tasks that will assure your safety at home. You may practice getting in and out of a car, completing simple chores, shopping in a grocery store or cooking in a kitchen.
How long will I need to stay at Fairview?
We want you to return to your home and community as soon as you can safely go back to your daily activities. Your stay at Fairview depends on your needs and we will work with you and your family to help decide when you are ready to go home. Most people stay from seven to 20 days.
Many people need the help of family and friends after they leave the hospital. We will teach them how to assist you and support your healing.
Before you leave, your care team will help you arrange for any additional care you may need. This may include outpatient therapy, home health care, equipment, adult day care, support groups or counseling. If you are not ready to go home, our social worker will talk with you and your family about your options.