St. Joseph Medical Center
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St. Joseph Medical Center
Rehabilitation Services: St. Joseph Medical Center
If you need to improve or restore function as a result of surgery, illness or injury, we can help. Our rehabilitation services are designed to help bridge the transition from inpatient to outpatient care. We work closely with your physician or surgeon to provide a comprehensive, personalized treatment program for post-surgical recovery, acute injury, sports injuries, work-related conditions and other medical needs.
Specialized inpatient rehabilitation
St. Joseph Medical Center offers a 33-bed inpatient rehabilitation program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The program’s professional, highly skilled care team provides high-quality care and excellent outcomes for adults recovering from conditions such as:
- Back injury
- Multiple fractures
- Neurological disease
- Orthopedic conditions (e.g. arthritis, joint replacement)
- Spinal degeneration
- Trauma to the brain or spinal cord
- Other conditions that meet the admission criteria
What to expect
Individual rooms ensure privacy, and patients dine together so they can socialize with other patients, nurses and therapy staff. Mealtimes involve important skill training for those who are regaining swallowing and/or neuromuscular functions. The dining room is also a gathering place for special events and for those involved in therapeutic recreational programs, as well as educational programs for patients and families.
During hospitalization, our therapy team will assess whether the home environment needs modification, and will visit the home, if needed, to identify potential safety hazards. When a patient is ready, day or weekend therapeutic passes out of the hospital are available for a “trial run” at home or with family.
A transitional apartment unit is also available in the Rehabilitation Center, providing an opportunity for patients to build confidence when they are almost ready to return home. A patient may stay in the apartment overnight, along with their spouse, assured that if help is needed, the nursing staff is close by.
When a patient is ready for discharge, we provide detailed instructions and help them access available community resources. This may include further rehabilitation through referrals to skilled nursing facilities, home health care or outpatient therapy.
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