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  • Rehabilitation Services

    Our hospital works in partnership with RehabCare to provide rehabilitation services and therapy to medically complex patients who require specialized treatment and extended recovery time within a long-term acute care hospital setting. RehabCare employs highly skilled therapists who are specially trained to meet the needs of the long-term acute care patient.

    Our customized, interdisciplinary approach is unmatched, and we encourage all patients to participate in therapy within the rehab gyms – even if they are on mechanical ventilation. We believe that when patients are out of their rooms and moving, it helps both the physical and emotional healing process.

    Various types of therapy are used during recovery, including:

    • Physical 
    • Occupational 
    • Speech

    Clinical Rehab Therapies

    Patients benefit from skilled and experienced clinicians, including physical, occupational and speech therapists. We provide specialized assessments and innovation therapy technique as well as individualized treatment based on the patient’s abilities and goals.

    Cardiac
    Cardiac rehabilitation/secondary prevention programs are recognized as integral to the comprehensive care of patients with cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disorders are the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the industrialized world, accounting for almost 50% of all deaths annually. In the United States, over 14 million persons suffer from some form of coronary artery disease (CAD) or its complications including congestive heart failure (CHF), angina, and arrhythmias.

    Pulmonary
    For many pulmonary patients, each breath is an effort, often causing anxiety, which results in further shortness of breath, increased heart rate, muscle tension and sometimes the feeling of panic; this cyclical pattern can negatively affect all aspects of life. Our team helps break this cycle through the development of an individually designed plan of pulmonary care supported by highly skilled and knowledgeable therapists.

    Falls and Restraint Management
    Our falls and restraint management therapy focuses on the injury-causing event and patient’s environment and assesses the patient’s medical, physical, cognitive and emotional condition. As a team, we implement a comprehensive plan of care, which may include improving strength, mobility and positioning to prevent future falls and reducing restraints. 

    Pain Management
    Persistent pain is a debilitating presence that affects a patient’s ability to perform normal activities of daily living. We can help manage these symptoms through many approaches, including acupressure, electromodalities, manual therapy techniques, joint range of motion and mobility and strengthening exercises. 

    Positioning
    We are dedicated to ensuring each patient is positioned, throughout the day and evening, in optimal postural alignment to provide comfort and facilitate the highest level of function, mobility, and skin condition. 

    Wound Care
    Our therapists work with the interdisciplinary team to ensure patients are receiving additional medical services to facilitate the healing process. Patients are evaluated by a rehab professional and appropriate treatment interventions are implemented, including: electromodalities, conservative sharp debridement, mobility training, compression, pressure relief/redistribution and proper positioning. 

    Cognition
    We follow a flexible, “real world” experiences model to address the diverse attention, concentration and memory needs of our patients. Our rehabilitation professionals build individualized care plans for each patient and work with families and caregivers to educate them on cognitive exercises, memory compensation techniques and followup care for their loved ones. 

    Neurological Rehabilitation
    Our physical and occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists are trained in state of the art neurological assessment and treatment techniques and best practices to allow for maximal recovery and quality of life for patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and progressive neurological diseases such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, and multiple sclerosis. 

    Medically Complex
    Our patients come to us with medical diagnoses such as diabetes, COPD and cardiovascular disease. These diagnoses may directly affect recovery times and return to function. We can help manage these symptoms through many approaches, including interdisciplinary evaluation and care planning, integration of medical diagnoses with treatment planning and intervention and close monitoring of vital signs.

    Gait
    Our gait therapy provides training that facilitates the understanding of the vestibular system and its functions, vestibular rehab and documenting the skilled components of gait training including abnormalities of gait, gait assessment, gait CPT codes, and review of the Gait Fix It Now Checklist. 

    Dysphagia
    A dysphagia clinician improves quality of life by identifying appropriate diet consistency for safe eating, strengthening the swallowing mechanism and decreasing the potential for aspiration. We can help manage these symptoms through many approaches, including: swallowing studies, feeding skills, oral motor skills and compensatory strategies. 

    Dementia
    We pride ourselves on our therapists’ clinical expertise and understanding of the brain’s response to multimodality cueing systems, structure, repetition and environmental modifications. Our therapists guide patients in activities that increase cognitive independence in activities of daily living, help patients and caregivers better manage cognitive and memory difficulties, and facilitate maintaining the highest possible level of function. 

    VitalStim®
    VitalStim® Therapy is a noninvasive therapy that uses an electrical current to stimulate the muscles responsible for swallowing while trained specialists help patients reeducate the muscles with special exercises. 

    For patients who are not yet ready for gym rehab, our therapy staff provides comprehensive bedside treatment. In addition, we employ restorative aides to assist with range of motion, out-of-bed transfers, positioning, splinting and much more. Restorative aides work closely with the rehab staff to make the transition to therapy as smooth as possible. For more information about RehabCare, click here.

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