Can you explain to me what a rehabilitation facility is? and what community therapy is?

Question by steve m: Can you explain to me what a rehabilitation facility is? and what community therapy is?
I think a rehabilitation facility is a place where you go after surgery for example to get cured to do your daily life again. (is that correct????) but what about the community therapy? what is that supposed to be?

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Answer by Star
So from an occupational therapy perspective….
A rehabilitation facility relates to centres designed for rehabilitation. The most well known of rehab centres are brain injury/stroke rehab. Rehab centres can be in patient or out-patient. The are designed to rehabilitate people to close to their initial levels of functioning in everyday life. Rehab centres are more targeted at fixing a particular prob at the time (eg amputation of leg). etc…
Community therapy you could say is more relaxed. Community therapy ranges from organising group ‘community actvities for people with different types of disabilities, mental health groups, paediatric workshops etc. Community is more targeted at the CONTINUATION of the therapy rather than an “all in at the time” approach. Community therapy often involves a multi-discplinary team of OT, physio, psych, nurses and doctors etc
From my understanding most community therapy is typically attached to a public hospital and so there is prob a huge difference in pricing etc. ( in australia anyway) šŸ™‚

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One Comment on "Can you explain to me what a rehabilitation facility is? and what community therapy is?"

  1. creed
    08/04/2014 at 6:22 am Permalink

    Are you talking mental or physical?? I think rehab is overnight, for an extended time;; & community is outpatient, come & go like an appointment

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