Extremely satisfied with this facility. My Dad has been to multiple Skilled Nursing Facilities for rehab in the last year, and suffice it to say, Raleigh Rehab is in an entirely different class than any of the others. My Dad's typical report for any given facility, on an average day, is just a litany of complaints (and often rightfully so.) But at this facility, he has had almost nothing but compliments. The few issues he has had, have been handled quickly and efficiently.
What really makes this place is the staff, which is is incredible. For the most part, our typical experience at nursing facilities have been staffs that are generally curt, lethargic, borderline apathetic, and difficult to get ahold of (sometimes even ghost-like.) The staff at Raleigh Rehab is the exact opposite in all regards.
The day of admission I was met with an avalanche of employees (in a good way,) giving me the lay of the land, explaining treatment plans, therapy goals, policies etc, and answering any and all questions we had. Every employee I have encountered has been energetic, professional, and hard working. And persistently so. A very refreshing departure from the norm at many of these facilities, where most employees seem like they'd rather be anywhere else.
Gotta call out Jackie, the admin, who is an absolute superstar, handling everything from administrative issues like scheduling appointments, visits, or policy discussions, all the way down to checking in on my Dad for no reason at all, wheeling him around the facility, running things up to his room etc. She is a Jackie of all trades. I do not know where she finds the energy. She is always extremely easy to get ahold of, and very reliably handles any issues we run into.
Danielle, the business manager, has provided (for the first time in my experience,) clear, and decisive answers to many questions that have gone largely unanswered by just about all previous business management and social worker employees at other facilities and even hospitals we've been to. I cannot tell you how refreshing it is to have clarity and confidence on some of the very intricate processes we've had to navigate (like applying for Medicaid, for instance.) It's obvious she is very experienced, and really knows her stuff.
PT and OT are incredible. Most SNFs my Dad has been to, the therapy is hit or miss, and pretty minimal. Somedays he gets it. Some days not. Usually it entails simply going through the motions with no clear goals. Meanwhile at Raleigh Rehab, it's not an exaggeration to say that therapy is their top priority (given it's the reason he's there,) and everything else is subservient to the therapy schedule (short of emergencies or critical medical appointments.) Literally within 20 minutes of admission, I was already having an extensive conversation with Felino (the PT-ist) about the goals and the plan. And since then, the therapists have kept me informed and updated with specific and quantifiable goals, progress reports, and treatment plans.
The nursing staff has been excellent. Competent, friendly, knowledgable, and attentive. And the nursing manager, Angie, really knows her stuff, pays close attention to patients, and is very good with communication.
On that note, one of the most standout things about this facility so far is that the staff is not only very easy to reach, but is actually proactive about keeping my family up to date and informed. It's so nice not to have to chase people down, and to always be in the know.
The three or so weeks my Dad has been here have been a fantastic experience, and night & day compared to other facilities he's been to. We've grown to trust the staff (didn't take long, ) and we enjoy peace of mind that my Dad is in good hands, is comfortable, safe, and dare I say, generally happy. Definitely not something that comes easy for him in Skilled Nursing Facilities. I could go on all day, but the takeaway is, if you have a family member looking for skilled nursing rehab, and you are given a bed offer at Raleigh Rehab, I'm telling you, take it.