M-Care Potchefstroom

Physical Rehabilitation and Wellness Unit

M-Care Potchefstroom

Multi-Disciplinary Rehabilitation Unit

A multi-disciplinary rehabilitation unit for people with a wide range of disabilities caused by disease or injuries for their final journey from hospital to home.  These include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, strokes, neurological disorders, orthopaedic conditions and other debilitating conditions and illnesses.

We help people who have become physically or cognitively impaired with the means to lead meaningful lives, regardless of any disability they may have acquired or circumstances they are returning to.

We not only provide medical and rehabilitation care but have a fully integrated rehabilitation team of therapists; including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Dietician, Psychologist for emotional support of patient and family and a Social Worker. This integrated team provides individual therapy with the goal of reintegration into the community, minimizing the burden of care on the caregivers.

We make it possible for people to live meaningfully and fulfilled lives despite physical and mental handicaps, injuries, disabilities or illness. In this process, we aim to educate and empower families during life-changing events affecting their loved ones.

We provide inpatient and outpatient physical rehabilitation for people challenged with a wide range of disabilities caused by disease or injuries, such as:

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Physical Rehabilitation Patient Journey

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1. Admission

On admission a full assessment will be done by the interdisciplinary team

The M-Care Patient Journey

Our main aim is to treat our patients holistically and have a team approach. It is our goal to render an affordable and accessible service with practical outcomes for our patients.

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2. Treatment Plan

The team develops an individualized treatment plan, sets rehabilitation goals and establishes a projected discharge date.

6. Discharge Planning

Training will be provided with carers and/or family members prior to discharge to assist to ensure continuity of care at home. Thorough assessments will be done prior to discharge to determine what equipment and assistive devices will be needed to maximize the level of independence and alleviate the burden of care. In appropriate cases, work assessments will form part of discharge planning to determine whether a patient will be able to return to work.

3. Therapy Sessions

Family members and carer are encouraged to be active participants in the rehabilitation process, and are invited to attend therapy sessions and formalized training classes in preparation for the care of the patient upon discharge.

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4. Family Meetings

Meetings are held with the patient and family to discuss initial assessments, rehabilitation outcomes, and discharge planning. During the team meetings, family members are encouraged to ask questions and express any concerns they may have about their loved one’s progress, discharge and at-home care needs. 

5. Weekly Meetings

The interdisciplinary team holds weekly meetings to discuss and evaluate the patient’s progress and ongoing care.  m

The M-Care Patient Journey

Our main aim is to treat our patients holistically and have a team approach. It is our goal to render an affordable and accessible service with practical outcomes for our patients.

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1. Admission

On admission a full assessment will be done by the interdisciplinary team

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2. Treatment Plan

The team develops an individualized treatment plan, sets rehabilitation goals and establishes a projected discharge date.

3. Therapy Sessions

Family members and carer are encouraged to be active participants in the rehabilitation process, and are invited to attend therapy sessions and formalized training classes in preparation for the care of the patient upon discharge.

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4. Family Meetings

Meetings are held with the patient and family to discuss initial assessments, rehabilitation outcomes, and discharge planning. During the team meetings, family members are encouraged to ask questions and express any concerns they may have about their loved one’s progress, discharge and at-home care needs. 

5. Weekly Meetings

The interdisciplinary team holds weekly meetings to discuss and evaluate the patient’s progress and ongoing care.  m

6. Discharge Planning

Training will be provided with carers and/or family members prior to discharge to assist to ensure continuity of care at home. Thorough assessments will be done prior to discharge to determine what equipment and assistive devices will be needed to maximize the level of independence and alleviate the burden of care. In appropriate cases, work assessments will form part of discharge planning to determine whether a patient will be able to return to work.