The SubAcute Rehabilitation Program at Siskin Hospital is designed for patients who do not require comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation, but who do require inpatient medical and nursing care and an interdisciplinary inpatient rehabilitation program before returning home. Most participants in the program stay an average of 10 days and are recovering from an orthopedic surgery or injury, a mild stroke or mild neurological disorder, or extended hospitalization that has left them weakened.
Each patient is evaluated by a treatment team operating under the leadership of a physiatrist and is treated holistically by therapists trained to address specific components of rehabilitation. Together with the family, professionals in the fields of speech-language pathology, rehabilitation nursing and physical and occupational therapies work with the patient toward their best outcomes. In addition, patients have access to other areas of expertise within the hospital, including clinical nutrition, psychology, case management, and pastoral care.
Dr. David Bowers (pictured) serves as the Medical Director for Siskin Hospital and the SubAcute Rehabilitation treatment team.
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. The expected outcome for the SubAcute patient is a return to home and a productive, full life, but for patients recovering from extended hospitalization, the program builds endurance and prepares them for comprehensive rehabilitation services.
For more information on the SubAcute Rehabilitation Program at Siskin Hospital, please call 423.634.1277.