The Program

Physical therapy for the leg.   Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center at Newport HospitalTeam approach

The rehabilitation team meets weekly to review and plan each patient's treatment plan. Estimated discharge dates and discharge needs for services and equipment are also discussed. The results of this meeting are communicated to patients and caregivers by the case manager.

Family involvement

We encourage your family to observe and participate in your therapy and care. You will be given a schedule each day, and your family is invited to talk with your nurse about participating in a specific activity. It is helpful to the team if families identify the primary caregiver as soon as possible, because the primary caregiver might be asked to participate in one or more of the following activities:

  • Observing therapies and nursing activities for a full morning or afternoon
  • Hands-on participation with therapists and nurses in:
    • Bed or wheelchair positioning
    • Wheelchair mobility and ambulation
    • Strategies for attention and communication
    • Personal care needs
    • Medication education
  • A community outing or home evaluation to begin transition from the rehabilitation setting, based on your specific needs.

Questions or concerns? We're happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us at 401-845-1605.