Frequently Asked Questions
If you need additional information, please contact us.
Why does someone need rehabilitative care?
What is the difference between a rehab hospital and traditional hospital?
A rehab hospital specializes in providing acute medical rehabilitation for patients who will benefit from an intensive, multidisciplinary rehabilitation program. Patients receive physical, occupational, speech and/or respiratory therapy as needed, and are medically managed by specially trained physicians.
Patients length of stay is longer than that of a traditional hospital. Many patients may be discharged to a rehab hospital for continued rehabilitation needs once their complex medical needs and procedures have been addressed/completed at a traditional hospital.
Who provides care at Sugar Land Rehab Hospital?
At Sugar Land Rehab Hospital, you will have a team of experts caring for you, including:
- A physiatrist is a doctor specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
- A physical therapist is a highly-educated, licensed health care professional who can help reduce pain and improve or restore mobility trough treatment modalities and exercises.
- An occupational therapist is a highly-educated, licensed health care professional who provides therapy based on engagement in meaningful activities of daily life (such as self-care skills, education, work, or social interaction) despite impairments or limitations in physical or mental functioning.
- A speech therapist is a licensed health care professional who helps overcome speech and language impediments resulting from injury or illness.
- Nursing, respiratory therapists, case managers and other hospital staff are also involved in care.
What is a patient's daily schedule include?
As a patient at Sugar Land Rehab Hospital, your typical day will comprise of a minimum of three hours of individual and group therapy with our rehab team of experts.
You will also receive treatment and care to manage your medical conditions from the nursing staff and consulting physicians.
The physiatrist will check on your progress. Our team’s goal is to prepare you for discharge home.
What amenities are available to patients?
As a patient at Sugar Land Rehab Hospital, we take pride in offering you a healing environment with the following amenities:
- Private, resort-style, patient rooms with an attached bath
- State-of-the-art indoor therapy gym with a Bioness vector system and TRANSIT car simulator – one of the very few of its kind in the city!
- Outdoor patient therapy garden
- Restaurant-style dining and cafeteria
How does admission work?
Your doctor will request a referral to an inpatient rehab hospital. Our clinical liaison connects with you to determine admission eligibility and initiate the admission process. Please call our Admissions office at 281-766-9002.
Can we take a tour before admitting?
To schedule a tour or for more information please call 281-766-9002.
What are visitor hours?
We encourage family and loved ones to visit patients and be involved in their recovery and rehabilitation.
Patient visiting hours: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, with quiet hours observed after 6 pm.
All overnight stay visitors will need to be in the building before 8pm. The building will be locked between the hours of 8pm-6am to ensure the safety of all our patients, staff and visitors.
What insurance coverage do you accept?
We accept Medicare, insurance with authorization, workers compensation, and private pay. Please call 281-766-9002 to inquire if you are eligible to receive care at our hospital.
What happens after a patient is discharged?
Our primary goal is to return patients to the highest level of independence and functional capacity that their condition allows.
Ideally, discharge home is the best outcome. But in some cases, a lower level of care may be necessary. The care team along with the patient’s family develops the discharge plan for each patient based on medical, social and personal needs.
About the Conditions We Treat
Spinal Cord Injury
Myopathy or Muscle Weakness
Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Complex Joint Replacements
Major Multiple Trauma
Burn patients deserve a gentle touch. We will treat your pain, while we get you back to moving with freedom.