The Importance of Mental Health Services in Rehab

A closeup view of some pink flowers blooming in the gardens at the Methodist Home, in recognition of mental health

Mental health plays an integral role mental health in the rehabilitation journey, the challenges faced by our residents, and the comprehensive services we offer to ensure a holistic approach to healing.

Join us as we emphasize mental well-being alongside physical recovery, promoting a stigma-free and supportive environment for all.


Understanding the Connection between Physical and Mental Health

The process of recovering from illness, injury, or surgery can present mental health challenges as individuals navigate emotional distress, frustration, and uncertainties about their future abilities.

We recognize the profound impact of mental well-being on overall rehabilitation outcomes. By following a standard approach to care that addresses both physical and emotional needs, we empower our residents to face challenges with resilience and determination.

The availability of mental health services at the Methodist Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation aims to nurture a positive mindset, fostering adherence to treatment plans, active engagement in therapy, and ultimately, improved rehabilitation outcomes.


The Role of Mental Health Services in the Rehabilitation Journey

Mental health services can play a pivotal role in supporting the emotional needs of patients. Skilled nursing facilities often witness common mental health challenges among residents, such as feelings of loneliness, uncertainty, and frustration due to illness or injury. Anxiety, depression, and a sense of helplessness can emerge during the recovery process, impacting the emotional well-being of patients. Recognizing these challenges early in a patient’s stay is crucial for providing timely and effective mental health support.

During each short term rehab patient’s recovery journey, we prioritize both physical and mental well-being. Offering mental health services during short term rehab helps to foster confidence and a positive mindset to support a successful recovery. Our interdisciplinary team collaborates closely, ensuring cohesive treatment plans that address each resident’s unique needs. Our psychotherapy program offers as-needed psychology visits that are available based on a psychological assessment and referral completed by our social worker.


Social Interaction with a Peer Community

Another great benefit to being an inpatient in a skilled nursing facility while you recover and regain strength is that you can build relationships with other patients. While you are each going through similar struggles and share a common goal to return home safely, you can support each other. The Methodist Home has a variety of great places to relax and visit with each other, and we also offer a variety of recreational activities and events throughout each month.

One of the best things that can support mental health is knowing that you aren’t going through this experience alone.


Encouraging Family Involvement and Support

Family involvement is vital in supporting the mental health of short term rehab patients. We actively engage families through regular updates and participation in therapy sessions. Tips for effective family support include being patient, encouraging open communication, and celebrating progress.

By encouraging a collaborative and supportive environment that includes families, we empower our residents to thrive in their holistic healing journey.


Can We Help You Heal?

 At the Methodist Home, we integrate mental well-being with physical healing, fostering family involvement, and providing comprehensive support.

Our primary goal is always to help our patients regain the strength and independence they need to safely return home.

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