Reviews of Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota
November 12, 2017
I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident
This place is the best!!! My 25 year old son was admitted here after being in a an induced coma at Death(Health) Central Hospital in Orlando. We never thought he would walk or talk again after they removed him from the ventilator after 10 long days. They were going to Trach him but I insisted to that administration to have him moved to another hospital. Interesting how they can suddenly remove him from the ventilator when their next plan was to Trach him...Health South was recommended by friends here in Sarasota and I found there was a bed available. I went on line and was frightened by some of the reviews. The place he was at was the worst hospital in Florida and had a robot for a doctor at evenings in charge of the ICU. We figured any place will be better than where he was. Debra Burns his case worker was fantastic and organized the transfer. She kept me up to date in everything. They arranged pickup in Orlando to Sarasota and I was notified when he arrived late in the evening. I knew that most hospitals did not carry my son's special extend kidney medication in their pharmacy. The next morning I came with a bottle just in case and they had already arranged the script with a nephrologist from Sarasota Memorial Hospital and he was given it just as I walked in. His goals were clearly outlined and what will be done to achieve them. He needed most importantly to become mobile again and to gain weight along with keeping his blood levels correct so he does not become acidotic again. That day he was given 3 hours of physical therapy . The therapists are upbeat and very motivational. The nurses were caring, competent and pleasant. I was pleasantly surprised to see a Doctor at all hours. Dr Hume was very available and took the time to answer my questions and concerns. The place was spotless and rooms inviting and comfortable. Whenever I called I was able to reach him. Whenever I visited him every morning before work and evening after work there was a chart and various cards of specialists who visited him. A very nice touch was they hang the picture up of the case worker and doctor in charge for the day along with writing the nurses name on the board. This place is well run and organized. My son was approved through insurance for 2 weeks I was worried that would not be long enough. Within 2 days my son's color came back, he was slowly walking and smiling. He said they gave him extra helpings of chicken nuggets. I had to laugh. The first hospital food he ever liked. He was discharged after one week of working hard during PT eating all his food along with the food I brought in and all the encouragement of the staff. People need to remember this is a Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Hospital, not Hospice or a Memory Care Hospital. If a loved one has broken a hip or been in an accident or trouble swallowing like my son did and need to become independent again this is the place. They are equipped for other health conditions such as my son's RTA or respiratory and other illness. In no way am I trying to diminish anyone's negative experiences but feel it is so important for families to decide what type of hospital should a loved one be at. Do they want a place designed for loved ones to lead active and independent lives? Then this is the place. My son is now back to daily living at home and working hard to put on another 20 lbs. I would give Health South 10 stars if allowed. This place is a well organized, caring, clean and positive environment!
January 07, 2016
I visited this facility
You can’t beat physical therapy when it comes to Healthsouth Rehabilitation; they are number one. They work you very hard. I think you do 3 hours a day in total in therapy. The food and the staff are good. The patients seemed more upbeat; they were willing to talk to strangers.
About Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota
Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota is a nursing home in Sarasota, FL that provides patients with skilled nursing care as well as private or shared accommodations.for more details on housing, services, and rates.
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