Rehabilitation Services - Inpatient Services
Occupational therapists evaluate the patient’s ability to care for themselves independently, including the ability to dress, bathe, groom, and transfer in the bathroom and bedroom. During the evaluation and treatment process, the occupational therapist may make recommendations for adaptive equipment such as a long handled shoehorn, sock aide, reacher, bedside commode, tub-shower chair, tub/shower safety rails, etc, all which assist the patient to be as independent as possible in caring for their daily needs. The occupational therapist’s main objective is to have each patient be as independent as possible prior to going home. During the treatment process, the therapist may include family members who will be assisting in the patient’s care following discharge from the hospital setting.
Physical therapists evaluate the patient’s strength and mobility, including the ability to get in and out of bed, to move from bed to chair, to walk, and if indicated, to ascend/descend stairs. The therapist may provide instruction in the use of an assistive device such as a walker, cane, or crutches. The physical therapist develops treatment plans that work to improve range of motion and strength through customized exercise programs. The goal of physical therapy is to get patients to their highest level of functional mobility prior to discharge from the hospital so they may return home and be as safe and independent as possible.
Speech Language Pathologists evaluate and treat patients who have difficulty understanding language, using language, and/or making speech sounds correctly. They also assess patients who have difficulty chewing, cough when drinking or eating, frequent choking episodes, and/or discomfort when swallowing.
Many speech and/or swallowing problems are a result of a stroke, neurological disease, or injury. Our licensed Speech Language Pathologists have extensive training and experience in all areas of rehabilitation for speech and swallowing disorders.