Patients with impairments from a stoke, paralysis from a debilitating neurological disease, or who are recovering from orthopedic reconstructive surgery may regain the skills needed to live an independent life with the help of the skilled therapists of Garden City Hospital’s 24-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit. One of the first of its kind in the area, the unit has provided rehabilitative care for more 20 years.
With a focus on patient satisfaction, the unit’s dedicated and caring staff has consistently been scored at 98 percent and above in patient satisfaction surveys.
Complete with 18 private rooms, group activity and assisted living areas, the inpatient rehabilitation unit provides closely monitored care and customized rehabilitation plans, focusing o the unique needs and abilities of each patient. Certified by the American Osteopathic Association, the unit involves certified pain management and rehabilitation physicians in care plans. Rehabilitation nurses staff the unit around the clock.
The team of rehabilitation experts also includes case managers, wound care specialists, therapeutic recreation specialists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, audiologists, speech pathologists, and psychologists. Working in both individual and group settings, therapy takes place every day. Using an interdisciplinary team approach, the team helps patients relearn how to walk, talk, eat, and perform other everyday functions that are often lost with impairments.
At Garden City Hospital, 99 percent of patients maintain or improve their functional ability three months after discharge from the rehabilitation unit.
Garden City Hospital also offers social services and comprehensive discharge planning for families needing assistance caring for a loved one.