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Methodist Boerne Emergency Center

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Methodist Children's Hospital

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Methodist Hospital

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Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital

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Methodist Stone Oak Hospital

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Methodist Texsan Hospital

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Metropolitan Methodist Emergency Center at the Quarry

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Metropolitan Methodist Hospital

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Northeast Methodist Hospital

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Inpatient Rehab vs Skilled Nursing

Rehabilitation within a hospital provides treatment that is overseen by specially-trained rehab physicians and nurses. The inpatient rehab team works together to develop a coordinated plan of care designed to meet each patient’s medical and rehabilitation needs. In addition, rehabilitation physicians and nurses must be available around the clock and a physician must see the patient regularly.

Methodist Healthcare’s inpatient rehabilitation centers in San Antonio are based in four hospitals for your speech, occupational, and physical therapy needs. Each center provides a team approach to rehabilitation that includes coordination among physicians, nurses and therapists. This multidisciplinary approach is unmatched by other programs in the region. The hospital setting offers peace of mind with a full-service pharmacy, diagnostic testing and emergency care.

Your daily activities will be structured to provide a coordinated program of intensive therapeutic services that have been tailored to meet your individual rehabilitation needs. Although the schedule and actual therapy program will vary, most of your day will be spent in active therapy. A typical patient day may look like this:

  • 6:30am - Awake
  • 7:00am - Grooming and dressing
  • 8:00am - Breakfast
  • 8:30am - Therapies begin
  • 12:00pm - Lunch
  • 1:00pm - Therapies resume
  • 4:30pm - Visiting hours and free time
  • 5:30pm - Dinner
  • 9:00pm - Bedtime/quiet activities

Patient and Visitor Information

Please inform your friends and family of your therapy schedule so that you are available to enjoy time with them. Visitors are welcome and an important part of your rehabilitation program. Recommended visiting hours are:

  • Monday – Saturday: 4:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Sunday: 12:30pm - 8:30pm

Special arrangements can be made for your family to observe therapy session and to learn more about the rehab services you are receiving. A member of our rehabilitation team will contact family members to arrange for family training.

If a friend or family member requires overnight accommodations, please request a list of area hotels from the rehabilitation staff.

Meals served

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared under the supervision of a registered dietitian. You may select your own menu or a selective menu will be provided to you daily. If you have any questions regarding the diet, please ask your nurse or dietitian.

Smoking policy

This is a smoke-free and tobacco-free hospital. Visitors may not smoke anywhere on hospital property. We do not permit alcohol or drugs inside, outside or on the grounds of the hospital.