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Bidding adeiu to the hospital...on to my next adventure....

Friday, January 29, 2016

I was lucky enough to be able to stay in a wing at this hospital dedicated to patients getting new knees. There is twice daily knee therapy with the patients, and it is a well run progarm. We each have our own rooms, and good nursing care. I didn't get as much completed in Physical Therapy as I had hoped, but wasn't willing to go "too far" just so some of these PT's can hit THEIR marks. My surgery was fairly extensive, and rehab will be a little more difficult than my first ones.

I am going to a "Rehabilitation Center" today called Interlude. I asked the Social Worker who is in charge of getting people placed in Nursing centers, to find me one where they had healthy food. She is a Sparker!! (We're taking over the world!!). so she understood the food situation, and really worked to get me into this new place, she thought I would like. It has been described as "swanky", individualized care, and one woman who had been there said, I would want to go there just for a vacation.

Here's what was on their website:

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At Interlude Restorative Suites, we offer the most technologically advanced services coupled with individualized care. In addition to the many amenities highlighted on the main amenities page, at our Abbott Northwestern - WestHealth campus in Plymouth, you will also find:

Physical, occupational and speech therapy offered seven days a week (as medically indicated)
One-on-one treatment sessions tailored to fit your specific goals
Interdisciplinary team approach
Physician oversight provided by Allina Senior Care Transitions
Availability to continue treatment with our highly trained therapist after returning home

Other specialized therapy equipment includes:

Our 92 degree HydroWorx therapy pool uses warm water for Aquatic Therapy. The pool has a unique underwater treadmill with a camera system for gait analysis and training. Exercising in the water allows movement of joints without the complications of gravity.

Guest Dining

Interlude guests and their families can enjoy gourmet sit-down meals. Each floor has a dining area with a full commercial kitchen and menu service. Guests may order meals in-suite or go to one of the dining areas to eat with family and friends.


Embrace the next generation of transitional care.
At Interlude Restorative Suites, helping to make your stay the most pleasant experience possible is our highest privilege. One of the many ways we do that is through world-class amenities.

Knowledgeable, experienced staff are prepared to assist you with things like reservations, information about local attractions, and business services, to name a few. We encourage you to take full advantage of all Interlude has to offer.

Here are just a few of the amenities you'll find at Interlude:

Culinary experience
Made-from-scratch menu selections. Accomplished chefs. Luxurious table linens. Interlude gives you and your visitors tasty dining options. Choose to dine in a neighborhood restaurant where you'll find attentive staff ready to serve you in a beautiful setting including elegantly set tables and fireplace. Or, choose to order for in-suite delivery.

Private suites
Each suite is designed as an upscale, comfortable healing space. An in-room shower, microwave, refrigerator and sink help create a hotel-like atmosphere. Beautiful, rich wood grain furniture, plush linens and soothing color schemes contribute to an overall feeling of being in your own mini-retreat.

Interlude Restorative Suites takes extra steps to ensure your privacy and serenity. Our no-wake policy helps you get the rest you need. The specialized call light system lets staff know you need assistance without sounding bells or announcements.

Smart TV technology

Each suite is equipped with the latest Internet technology. Your smart TV provides patient education videos and information about your care plan to help you manage your recovery.

Having your own smart TV also means you'll have access to the Web, your favorite apps, and streaming video entertainment all within the comfort of your suite. Use your smart TV to stay in touch with your family and friends via email or social media.
Self-care options

Recover, refresh and renew. You are encouraged to support your holistic healing through other Interlude amenities. Enjoy quiet, reflective time in the meditation room. Explore patient education modules on your in-suite TV. Feel relaxed and rejuvenated in the spa whirlpool.
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Should be interesting, and less loud as the hospital was!!

I'll keep you posted.

Spark on.
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