The Rehabilitation Center at Good Samaritan is here for you. We will show you how to live with your injury or illness by teaching you new ways of caring for yourself and working with you to improve your abilities. You are surrounded by a group of highly-trained professionals who care a about you. They will work as a team to prepare you for living outside of the hospital again. We can’t tell you that this will be an easy road for you – it’s work – it may be the most important work of your life, but you will not be alone. We will take this journey with you. Our interdisciplinary team will help you learn to do more for yourself, and use our knowledge and expertise in a way that will benefit you most.
We are committed to you.
You may be asked to participate in a series of evaluations at the beginning of your stay. It is critical that we perform a complete assessment because your treatment program will be based on the needs that are identified. Patients spend a minimum of a combined three hours of physical and occupational therapy each day, with the possibility of speech therapy being a part of the combination. Once a patient no longer needs physical or occupational therapy, a discharge will be facilitated. Therapy may take place in both individual and group treatment settings with various sessions scheduled throughout the day. The community re-entry program helps integrate individuals back into their community via real life settings and/or experiences.
How We Assess Your Progress
When you first arrive at the Rehabilitation Center, an evaluation will be performed and goals will be set according to your current ability and potential return to a prior level of independence. The Functional Instrument of Measurement (FIM) is a universal scale to measure progress in the areas of mobility, activities of daily living and cognition. Each item is scored from 1 to 7 based on level of independence, where 1 represents total dependence and 7 indicates complete independence.
The following are the levels assessed:
6: Modified Independent
5: Stand-by Assist
4: Contact Guard/Minimal Assist 3: Moderate Assist
2: Maximum Assist
1: Total Assist
Patients We Serve
The rehabilitation program serves patients with a variety of medical, physical and functional needs. Some of the conditions treated in the program are as follows:
- Stroke (CVA)
- Brain Injury
- Neuropathy and Myopathy • Spinal Cord Injury
- Multiple Trauma
- Hip Fracture
- Joint Replacement
- Degenerative or Progressive Neurological Disorders
- Guillain Barre
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Debility from Illness
- Rehabilitation Medicine • Medical Consults
- Rehabilitation Nursing • Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy • Recreational Therapy/
- Speech and Language Pathology
- Social Work/Case Management
- Orthotic and Prosthetic Consultation • Dietary Services
- Renal Dialysis
- Wound Care
Medical, diagnostic, laboratory and pharmacy services are located on-site. It is the expectation of this unit that the majority of orders or consultations will receive some level of response within 24 hours of a department/medical consultative body receiving the order or consultation. That initial response will then be conveyed to the appropriate clinician(s) as soon as possible.
- Pants (Four pairs: loose, pull-up)
- Shirts or Blouses (Four: loose, pull-over)
- Underwear (At least four changes)
- Night Clothing and Robe
- Plants, Pictures, Hobby Items, Books
- Sweater or Sweatshirt
- Shoes (Rubber soles with wide heel and a sure fit)
- Personal Grooming Items (Shaving cream, special razors, etc.)
If your family brings you food, please check with nursing to ensure that it is on your diet and meets swallowing precautions (if any). Meals are served at
8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
We have compiled a list of local restaurant menus and lodging options for the convenience of visiting families. The white notebook is located at the nurse’s station. While only a few restaurants deliver, most will allow you to phone your order ahead for pick-up.
There is a daily therapy schedule located on the wall in the hallway. Therapists inform the patients of their therapy schedule.
To ensure that the patients receive the maximum benefit from therapy, family and friends should visit from 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday and all day Sunday. Most patients function better during therapy sessions without the presence of family or friends. We ask that family not spend the night on the unit, as patients do not sleep well with family in the room unless other arrangements have been established. The health and safety of our patients is our top priority. If family members or friends are feeling ill, running a fever or have a cold, they are encouraged to stay home.
Transitional Living Unit (TLU)
This apartment room has a regular twin bed, recliner and dresser drawers modeling most homes. A room change or move to this unit is an expectation and is part of your rehab program to ensure an increase in confidence for yourself and family. Your therapy team will determine if and when you are ready to move to TLU.
Clinical Staffing/Family Conferences
Weekly clinical staffing is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at various times. We discuss treatment goals, therapy/nursing progress, medical status and address patient/family questions. The Medical Director, all team members and families are invited to join this meeting. Expect staffing conferences to last about 10 minutes. Social Services can offer a review by phone or in person for family members. Please check with the Social Services Coordinator to schedule your meeting each week.
We encourage family and caregivers to participate in family education. The
social worker, therapists or nursing staff can help you determine the best time
to participate. Types of education may include activities of daily living, current functioning level of the patient, diabetes management, diet, skin care, medication, stroke education and caregiver training.
Saturdays and Sundays are the scheduled days for a leisure activity in the afternoon or evening. These activity sessions are a part of your rehab program, and you are expected to attend. Your family and friends are invited to join the activities, which can include movies, bingo, board games, holiday celebrations and choir music entertainment. These sessions will help you increase problem solving, socialization and strengthening/coordination of your hands, arms and legs.
To ensure your safety, you will be asked to use your call light for staff assistance until your therapy team tells you that you may get up and move around your room without the help of the staff.
You may obtain information regarding admission procedures
for the inpatient program by calling the Rehabilitation Center at 812-885-3601. A free, pre-admission screening by a member of our professional team will help to determine your potential benefit from our intensive rehabilitation program.
Alan Stewart, M.D.
Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
Mental Health Services
The Rehabilitation Center
520 South Seventh Street
Vincennes, IN 47591