Individuals who have been impaired by an injury or illness have a lot of questions and face an uncertain future. We want to help alleviate those fears and frustrations by providing a supportive, caring environment and always placing an emphasis on patients' abilities rather than disabilities. This positive approach to rehabilitation helps instill in patients the confidence they need for optimal recovery.
The Inpatient Rehabilitation Center is a 20-bed facility, and our primary purpose is to assist patients and their families with the transition from an acute hospital setting to home. Patients in our program have experienced accidents, stroke, neurological disorders, arthritis and other impairments. When patients are referred to us, they are considered by their physicians to be medically stable and physically able to begin a comprehensive rehabilitation program consisting of at least three hours of therapy a day, five days a week. All therapy programs are modified to meet the individual's needs, as tolerance to therapy amounts varies.
Patients are encouraged to do as much for themselves as possible during their stay. Even when complete recovery does not occur, patients are taught skills that can help them make full use of returning abilities and maximize remaining abilities. Family members also learn how to provide positive reinforcement and take an active role in the rehabilitation process.