INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION
Loss of independence is frightening and troublesome for many individuals and their families. A stroke, serious injury, hip fracture, joint replacement complicated by other health problems, and even a long illness can make it difficult to perform daily activities again. Garden City Hospital’s physical therapy and rehabilitation services are available to patients with a wide variety of conditions who need help regaining motion, strength, and independence. Both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services are available. Decisions regarding patient care are made on an individual basis by a team of rehabilitation health professionals.
Loss of independence is frightening and troublesome for many individuals and their families. A stroke, serious injury, hip fracture, joint replacement complicated by other health problems, and even a long illness can make it difficult to perform daily activities again. Physical therapy and rehabilitation services are available to patients with a wide variety of conditions who need help regaining motion, strength, and independence. Three months after discharge from the unit, 99 percent of patients maintain or improve functional ability.
Inpatient Rehabilitation Services
Garden City Hospital rehabilitation team highlights abilities, not disabilities. With staff assistance and encouragement, patients strive to do many activities on their own. Patients get up and dressed every morning and follow a busy schedule all day. Caregivers are invited to visit during therapy sessions to familiarize themselves with the various treatment programs.
Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital Care
When patients reach Garden City Hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation unit, their medical condition has been stabilized and emphasis is put on how they can help themselves through the unit's team efforts. Care focuses on short- and long-term goals, which are directed by the attending physician specializing in physical medicine. The doctor is supported by a team of professional rehabilitation specialists who determine current capabilities and monitor patient progress. The staff works closely with loved ones, who are essential members of this team.
A rehabilitation social worker keeps patients and loved ones informed weekly of progress, goals, barriers to discharge and estimated length of stay. In addition, they will help examine possible discharge options and explore community resources. The social worker is available to help all involved as they cope with emotional and discharge planning issues that may result from accident or illness.
Psychological stress following an injury or illness can become a serious problem which could interfere with rehabilitation and adjustment. A psychologist is available at Garden City Hospital to help patients cope with this stress and assure rapid progress through the various stages of a rehabilitation program.
To find out more about Inpatient Rehabilitation Services at Garden City Hospital, call 734-458-4395. For a Garden City Hospital physician, go to Find a Doctor or call the Physician Referral Line at 877-717-WELL.
For those patients that are able to perform daily activities with little assistance outside of the hospital but still have a long road to complete recovery in front of them, Garden City Hospital’s outpatient rehabilitation services are the best medicine. A team of experts will formulate each patient’s program based on their health issues and recovery goals. They will work together to provide each patient with a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation experience that addresses physical, mental, and emotional concerns.
Outpatient Physical Therapy
A physical therapist provides treatment based on an initial evaluation, which includes an assessment of pain, joint motion, muscle strength and the ability to move functionally. Garden City Hospital’s physical therapy staff helps patients improve safety and independence when performing normal movement during activity. The physical therapist will work closely with patients and loved ones to provide education about safe and proper procedures for mobility. This education will enable patients to make further progress at home and help their loved ones provide proper support. We offer specialized LSVT Big therapy for patients affected by Parkinson’s disease, as well as other neurologic impairments.
Outpatient Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapists (OT) at Garden City Hospital will teach patients to achieve the highest level of independence and safety in routine daily activities. These activities may include, but are not limited to, feeding, dressing, grooming, toileting, bathing and home management skills. The OT evaluates strength, coordination, sensation and ability to provide self-care, and designs a treatment program to meet each patient's unique needs. Safe and proper procedures for self-care are emphasized. The OT may recommend new techniques and assistive devices that can be used in performing daily activities. We offer certified hand therapy for those patients who have various different hand injuries. Learn more about our hand therapy program.
Outpatient Speech-Language Pathology
The speech-language pathology department at Garden City Hospital addresses understanding of speech, speaking, reading, writing, thinking, and memory skills needed for everyday activities such as phone use, banking skills and following directions. In addition, the speech language pathologist is trained to help with swallowing difficulty due to accident or illness. We offer LSVT Loud therapy for patients affected by Parkinson’s disease, as well as other Neurologic Impairments.
Audiology services are available to address hearing health needs. A certified audiologist provides hearing testing and is licensed to provide hearing aids. The audiologist can also provide information about devices to make hearing easier at home, such as amplified telephones, pocket talkers (personal amplifiers) and TV listening systems.