Personalized Programs to Improve Fitness & Independence
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 functional abilities.
During rehabilitation, you are surrounded by a group of highly-trained
professionals who care 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.
What to Expect
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, speech therapy may also be included. Once a patient
no longer needs physical or occupational therapy, a discharge will be
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:
- Total Assist
- Maximum Assist
- Moderate Assist
- Contact Guard/Minimal Assist
- Stand-by Assist
- Modified Independent
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
- Stroke (CVA)
- Brain Injury
- Multiple Trauma
- Guillain Barre
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Debility from Illness
- Degenerative or Progressive Neurological Disorders
Neuropathy and Myopathy
- Rehabilitation Medicine
- Medical Consults
- Rehabilitation Nursing
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Speech and Language Pathology
- Vision Therapy
- LSVT Therapy
- 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.
Transitional Living Apartment
This patient 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.
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.
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