Our Return to Home™ program is located on our newly renovated, state-of-the-art 2nd floor. Perfect for people recovering from orthopedic surgery, injury, or illness, our program takes patients from hospitals to home. Our caring staff is dedicated to helping our patients heal and return to home as quickly as possible.
Our new, fully-equipped Occupational Therapy Training Suite has been designed to help our patients return to life at home as safely and quickly as possible. With the look and feel of a real apartment, the 1,500 square foot suite is specially designed to enable our patients to develop and improve the skills they'll need to live independently. The Occupational Therapy Training Suite includes a full-sized kitchen, a bathroom with tub and shower, a living room, dining room, and bedroom. This safe place allows patients to practice skills like getting in and out of bed, preparing food, and maneuvering around the bathroom. Our highly skilled rehabilitation therapists work one-on-one with all of our patients to ensure that they are ready to return home with confidence.
Sherrill House’s Return to Home™ program is an aggressive rehabilitation program designed to maximize each patient’s potential in the shortest period possible, so that he or she can return home. While each patient is unique, the Return to Home™ program begins with a comprehensive, interdisciplinary care plan in which patients and their families are urged to participate. The rehabilitation team encourages the patient to reach his or her highest level of functioning just as quickly as possible, while maintaining a positive outlook.
The Return to Home™ program is particularly appropriate for those who require rehabilitation following orthopedic surgery or other illnesses. For example:
A critical part of the Return to Home™ program is the coordination of transitions both into Sherrill House, and then back to home. This involves a careful assessment of physical ability, cognitive functioning, pharmaceutical therapy, as well as an evaluation of the individual’s home circumstances to be certain that the patient, once home, is able to continue to thrive. Family members are carefully coached when leaving Sherrill House to help them with the safe and manageable transition of the resident or patient back to his or her home. The professional social workers at Sherrill House play a vital role in this transition and remain an important link after discharge.