What to Expect

Your Care Team

We take a team approach to rehabilitation. Depending on your circumstances and condition, your team may include:

  • Internists
  • Physiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Speech Therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Case Managers
  • Social Workers

This team helps set goals and encourages patients to work toward those goals in both individual and group therapy.

Case managers meet with patients and families to discuss progress and assist with plans for discharge. Family members or caregivers may be asked to participate in therapy sessions, family education, home evaluations, or community re-entry activities.


Patients must be 18 years of age or older to be admitted to Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing. Adolescents age 15-17 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The Hospital admits patients seven days a week. A physician or case manager must refer patients to the Hospital.


With input from physicians, clinicians, nurses, therapists, and patients, Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing has been designed down to the smallest detail to provide for the best patient experience. For comfort and convenience, the following amenities are available for patients, visitors, and staff:

  • The Café, a relaxing spot to enjoy a meal or snack
  • The Gift Shop, convenient shopping brought to you by The Friends of Reading Hospital
  • The Meditation Room, a quiet space where patients and family members can go when they need a moment away from distractions
  • The Therapeutic Garden, a serene location where patients can relax in an outdoor setting

Meals & Nutrition

All meals are served home-style in the comfortable dining room on each unit. This atmosphere provides a social dining experience, which promotes effective rehabilitation. Our chefs are happy to accommodate special dietary needs and requests. Mealtimes are as follows:

Acute Rehabilitation Unit

Breakfast begins at 8 a.m.
Lunch begins at noon
Dinner begins at 5 p.m.

Brain Injury Unit

Breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m.
Lunch begins at 1 p.m.
Dinner begins at 6 p.m.

Transitional Sub-Acute Unit

Breakfast begins at 8 a.m.
Lunch begins at 1 p.m.
Dinner begins at 6 p.m.

What to Bring

If you are going to be admitted to Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing, we recommend bringing the following items:

  • Three to five changes of loose, comfortable clothing (laundry facilities are available on each unit.)
  • Supportive walking shoes or sneakers
  • Pants or slacks and tops
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Sweater
  • Nightclothes
  • Personal grooming items
  • Hearing aids, glasses, dentures
  • Assisted walking device (including a leg brace), if you used one prior to arrival

Please label these items with your name.