General inpatient physical rehabilitation is ideal for patients experiencing physical deconditioning as a result of prolonged bed rest, post-surgery immobility, or chronic and acute diseases.
For many patients, prolonged immobility results in pressure wounds, loss of appetite, decreased endurance and coordination, depression and anxiety, and impaired strength, endurance, balance and coordination.
Each patient is evaluated by a team operating under the leadership of a physiatrist. Together with the family, professionals in the fields of rehabilitation nursing, speech-language pathology, clinical nutrition, psychology, pastoral care, vocational counseling, case management, and physical, occupational and recreational therapies work with the patient to achieve the best outcome possible.
One of the most important parts of the treatment team is the family. The family is provided with training, professional support, education and counseling and works with the patient's treatment team to provide information about the patient's personality, lifestyle, and hopes.
The goals of the program are specific to each patient and injury, but overall are aimed at restoring, enhancing, and supporting the patient's maximum level of independence. Through inpatient, outpatient, day hospital, sub acute, and vocational rehabilitation programs, Siskin Hospital offers comprehensive rehabilitation at every level of treatment, from initial therapy to returning the patient to the community, school or work. Click here to view a 360° tour of our facility.
Components of Care
Physical therapists develop a comprehensive, individualized plan of exercise and evaluation that may include passive therapies, ultrasound, hot and cold packs, and mechanical and electrical stimulation devices. They assist in patient and caregiver education and make recommendations for equipment, like walkers or wheelchairs, which give patients mobility and independence.
By helping patients overcome issues (like weakness, tremors, impaired thinking and visual skills), occupational therapists are working to restore a patient's ability to carry out daily living activities like eating, bathing, dressing, money management, driving and returning to work. Leisure activities are used to enhance the patient's physical endurance and stamina while returning patients to a familiar lifestyle.
Wound care specialists address pressure sores caused by prolonged bed rest and develop a skin care management program to heal wounds and prevent infection.