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Next Step (Rehabilitation Center) - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Next Step at Felician Village?

Next Step offers transitional and rehabilitation therapy services. Next Step is a 20-bed transitional care household dedicated to the needs of its patients. Rooms are fully furnished with cable TV and personal phones. Each room includes a full bathroom with private shower, providing convenience to every patient. Next Step is a household separate from our long-term care household, focusing on short-term comprehensive rehabilitation and meeting your rehab goals.

What health conditions can Next Step Rehab help me recover from?

Felician Village has been offering rehabilitation services for over 30 years. While here, patients have recovered from such conditions as hip or knee replacement, back surgery, stroke, wound care, IV therapy, and complications related to medical illness such as congestive heart failure and/or pneumonia.

Can I reserve a room prior to my stay?

Yes, you can pre-register by calling 920-684-7171 ext. 231. This will make your discharge from the hospital easier and faster. If Next Step is not full, there is no cost to reserving your room, although due to the demand for our rehabilitation services and specialized household, Next Step may be filled at times.

How do I pay for my rehab stay at Next Step?

Next Step accepts all forms of payment; Medicare A and B, private pay, private insurances, Medicare Advantage policies and Medicaid to cover expenses.

What paperwork needs to be filled out before I can be admitted to Next Step?

All patients must have a history and physical completed by their doctor, with updated medical information including their medications. A clinical assessment is completed prior to admission by our Rehab Clinical Manager. Demographic information is filled out by patient or responsible party prior to admission.

What do I need to bring with me for my rehab stay at Next Step?

We recommend 7-10 days of comfortable clothing. You will be in therapy most days and clothing that supports your therapy needs are best. For some patients, this may mean larger pants or tops for ease of dressing while in rehab. We will take care of your laundry needs if you choose while you stay at Next Step. We will provide you with your personal care items. However, if you have specific needs related to these items, you can bring the type you like. We encourage patients to bring items that help them feel comfortable and assist them in being away from home. Don’t worry if you forget something, you can easily pick it up at the Village Market located in the Village Square.

What is included with my stay?

Next Step offers physical, occupational and speech-language pathology seven days a week. A country kitchen is the center of the rehab household and is a common meeting place for friends and family. Three meals are prepared for you every day and our registered dietician is available to meet with you when needed. The quality of life coordinator arranges daily activities that are resident-centered and focused on mind, body and spirit. Felician Village has a resident-first philosophy that places the patient at the center of all care.

The household has two family living areas that provide residents, family and friends access to board games, Internet, the Wii and movies/DVDs to watch at their leisure or an opportunity to relax by the fireplace. The Village Square is connected to Next Step and offers patient amenities such as the HFM Clinic, Village Café, Blessed Angela Chapel, Premier Hair Studio at Felician Village and massage therapy, and much more. All of these services are accessible to our patients, their families and friends.