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Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Services

Personalized Programs to Improve Fitness & Independence

Patient working outThe 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 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:

  1. Total Assist
  2. Maximum Assist
  3. Moderate Assist
  4. Contact Guard/Minimal Assist
  5. Stand-by Assist
  6. Modified Independent
  7. 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 as follows:

  • Stroke (CVA)
  • Brain Injury
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Amputation
  • Guillain Barre
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Debility from Illness
  • Degenerative or Progressive Neurological Disorders
  • Neuropathy and Myopathy
    • Spinal Cord Injury

Services Provided

  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Medical Consults
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Speech and Language Pathology
  • Vision Therapy
  • LSVT Therapy

Activity Programs

  • Social Work/Case Management
  • Psychology
  • Orthotic and Prosthetic Consultation
  • Dietary Services
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Wound Care
  • Chaplaincy

Nurse helping patient work outMedical, 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.

Patient working outFamily Education

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.

Admission

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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