Patient Guidelines

Intensity of Services:

Your program will include individualized frequency and intervention by the following disciplines; an approximate plan will include:

  • PT: ___  minutes per day
  • OT: ___ minutes per day
  • ST: ___  minutes per day
  • Estimated length of stay ___

A combination of these services will be provided, at least 3 hours per day (5 days per week), usually in the morning and afternoon. Lunch and rest period are at mid- day. Based upon your needs, you may receive additional therapy on the weekend days. In addition, other therapeutic services may include: Recreation Therapy, Psychology, Neuropsychology, and educational classes.

A physician specializing in Rehabilitation Medicine will be assigned to you and will evaluate your medical condition and rehab progress a minimum of 3 times a week. Delray Medical Center is a Level One Trauma Center and has 24 hour physician coverage with consulting specialists available if needed. Rehabilitation Nursing will also be provided around the clock.

Your estimated length of stay at the Acute Rehabilitation Unit will be assessed upon admission and re-evaluated periodically during your stay and at the weekly team conferences.

Program: You will be assigned to a Rehabilitation Program specific to your needs. The programs are General Rehab, Orthopedic, Neurological, Brain Injury, Stroke, or Spinal Cord Injury

Clothing: Please plan on wearing your own clothes as part of your rehab program here at Pinecrest. Dressing is a skill that will be worked on during your treatment. Clothing should be comfortable and loose fitting, for ease of dressing. Avoid jeans or pants with heavy seams due to the potential for pressure areas on the skin.

Your shoes should be flat, not too tight, and preferably with tie or Velcro closures. Nonskid, comfortable, sturdy tennis shoes are best. Clothes may be taken home by the patient and family members and laundered as needed.

A list of appropriate items to have during your stay include:


  • Sweatpants/pull on trousers/shorts 
  • T-shirts 
  • Underwear 
  • Socks 
  • Shoes 
  • Loose sweatshirt or light jacket


  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Comb/brush
  • Deodorant
  • Make-up

Delray Medical Center is not responsible for the loss of personal items or clothing.


You will be provided with a daily schedule of therapy each morning. You are expected to be ready to participate in each therapy session as scheduled. While therapy staff attempts to adhere to the schedule you are given, you may be notified of a change throughout the day.

Patient’s Room Phone:

You may use your room phone to make a call at any time. There is no charge for local calls, simply dial 9 for an outside line. For your family and friends to call you directly, they should dial 561-495-4440 and enter:

27 + (the last two numbers of the patient’s room) for Bed A 24 + (the last two numbers of the patient’s room) for Bed B

Televisions: Each room has a television with cable programing provided at no charge to the patient. A listing of television channels is provided in your room.

Family Involvement/Visiting Hours: Since a large portion of the day will be spent in therapy, visiting hours are tailored to allow for uninterrupted sessions with limited distractions. We try to encourage family involvement and visitation in our Acute Rehab Program.

Family members who will be providing care at home are encouraged to attend therapy sessions when scheduled for safety and individual trainings. Special training, such as car transfers, medication and dietary needs, must be completed prior to leaving the hospital at discharge. The specialized training can be scheduled directly with your therapist. If you have any questions about scheduling these sessions, please speak with the Transition Coordinator, Rehab Case Manager Team.