Medical Rehabilitation relies heavily on the partnership between the patient and their caregivers. Our patients have the confidence of knowing that their dedicated rehabilitation team is committed to helping you regain your sense of well-being and independence.
Many of our nurses and therapists have extensive experience in rehabilitation and hold specialty certifications in their areas of expertise. Our patients benefit from the coordinated efforts of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team focused on getting patients home and back to their lives.
Your team of experts in rehabilitation may include:
- Board certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians. Rehabilitation physicians are doctors who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation, also known as physiatrists. They provide clinical direction, act as your rehabilitation team leader, and oversee your treatment plan.
- Registered nurses and care assistants specializing in rehabilitation. They will provide you with around-the-clock care throughout your stay, including medication and pain management, monitoring of vital signs, wound care, bowel and bladder training, and emotional support. The majority of our nurses are Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses and have advanced training in rehabilitation services. Specially trained nursing assistants will also contribute to your care and comfort.
- Physical therapists to help regain strength, balance, and mobility
- Occupational therapists to relearn self-care skills and strategies needed to perform daily activities such as dressing, grooming and eating. They will also assess your need for assistive equipment and help resolve any visual or cognitive issues you may have.
- Speech language pathologists to help improve swallowing, thinking, and communicating
- Respiratory therapists to monitor and enhance breathing, particularly among those individuals who are ventilator dependent.
- Psychologists to help assess changes in brain function and behavior
- Social Workers to provide resources and assist with managing life changes and new challenges
- Case Managers to coordinate a smooth transition home, helping to identify the appropriate destination, continued medical and rehabilitation services and equipment, as well as sharing community and other resources that may be available.
- Additional specialists such as dietitians, pharmacists, peer mentors, support group leaders, and chaplains