Inpatient rehabilitation provides patients experiencing functional difficulties as the result of health problems with an opportunity to focus their energy on recovery. There are several benefits of inpatient rehabilitation at St. Francis:
- Access to licensed physical, occupational, and speech therapists
- 24-hour nursing care
- Home-like apartment setting to practice activities of daily living
- Home evaluation for safety and physical challenges
- Care from an interdisciplinary team of professionals working together to maximize recovery and individual gains
- Weekly team conferences
- Patient and family training
- On-site pre-admission screening
- Admission from hospital, home, or other facility
Our ultimate goal is to help patients regain mobility and independence in order to return home. Each patient will participate in both an individual therapy program and group activities. Friends and family members are encouraged to visit and participate in a patient’s treatment and educational programs. Primary care or referring physicians receive regular progress reports and are invited to attend weekly team conferences to monitor a patient’s care.
Is Inpatient Rehabilitation right for you?
Rehabilitation greatly benefits patients who experience:
- Limitations in self-care
- Impaired mobility, balance, and coordination
- Limitations in joint strength and motion
- Changes in memory, thought processing, reasoning, and rational thinking
- Speech and communication problems
- Swallowing disorders
These functional difficulties may be the result of stroke, hip fractures, some forms of arthritis, amputations, neurological disorders (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, muscular dystrophy), major multiple trauma, spinal cord injury and brain injury.
If you believe you may benefit from inpatient rehabilitation services, please call us at 308.398.5770. A member of our staff will perform a screening at no charge. If it’s determined that inpatient rehabilitation is not appropriate, we can discuss other alternatives and resources.
The Care Team
We take an interdisciplinary approach to patient care. This means that everyone on our treatment team works together to ensure you receive the best care and that we maximize your recovery. Your team can include, but is not limited to:
- Rehabilitation nurses
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Speech/language pathologists
- Social worker or case manager
- Patient care assistants
- You and your family
Other special services such as psychology and prosthesis training are available based on the needs of the patient. Spiritual care is available through our pastoral services department or local clergy members.