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SVH: Rehabilitation Program

 

Our Rehab Program helps patients return to a functional and productive lifestyle

Why Inpatient Rehabilitation?

Any patient who has become disabled is a potential candidate for a rehabilitation program. The focus of rehabilitation is the treatment of disability, whether it is physical, cognitive, communicative, or it affects daily functions. Disability is usually caused by impairments that result from a medical condition such as:

  • CVA/Stroke
  • Neurological Disorders (i.e. Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s)
  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Orthopedics (i.e. hip replacements, multiple fractures and/or injuries)
  • Amputation
  • Arthritis
  • Post-operative patients who are temporarily disabled
  • Cardiac Disease
  • Cancer
  • Burns
  • Pulmonary

The Rehabilitation Process…

The Rehabilitation process begins with an assessment of a patient’s individual functional ability and their potential for functional improvement. It is a team effort with different disciplines addressing various aspects of impairment and disability. The process involves not only adapting a patient to the rehab environment, but also adapting the environment to the patient (family training and home modifications). Following the assessment, a treatment care plan that is customized to meet the patient’s individual need is developed.

Patients undergo daily treatment by a multi-disciplinary team of rehabilitation therapists. While the patient’s physician oversees their treatment plan, they are also seen daily by our Medical Director, who is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. The treatment team meets weekly to assess each patient’s progress, making modifications to the original treatment plan as needed in order to assure maximum recovery.

Discharge Planning

Our highly knowledgeable discharge planner works closely with patients and families to facilitate a smooth and easy discharge from our Acute Rehabilitation Program. We work to explain and arrange whatever equipment and additional needs our patients may have in order to continue their recovery when they leave us. Continuing care options are discussed and explained. We care about our patients, so we work to make certain that maximum possible recovery is achieved, even after discharge.

Leader In Quality Care

In order to help ensure that you receive the highest quality care possible, we have a comprehensive quality improvement program. This committee meets monthly to monitor compliance in a number of areas for the purpose of ensuring that our patients consistently receive the highest quality care.

Patient Satisfaction…

We are here for you. Meeting the needs of you, our customer, is our primary concern. We want to be sure that you are entirely satisfied with the services and the care that you and your family receive. Therefore, we encourage you to let us know if there is something more we can do to help make your time with us more satisfying. Also, please let any of our staff know immediately if you are dissatisfied or are having any problems with any of our services or facilities.