Restoring Function, Promoting Independence.
Loss of independence is frightening and troublesome for many individuals and their families. A stroke, serious injury, auto accident, hip fracture, neurological issues, complicated by other health problems, and even a long illness can make it difficult to perform daily activities again. Garden City Hospital’s 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.
Our inpatient rehabilitation unit focuses on helping individuals help themselves to regain their maximum level of independence. Physical therapy and other rehabilitation services are available to patients with a wide variety of conditions who need help regaining motion, strength, and independence. The GCH rehabilitation team highlights abilities, not disabilities. With staff assistance and encouragement, patients strive to do many activities on their own.
Inpatient Rehabilitation services are provided in an 18-bed unit with private rooms, and staff that have dedicated themselves to providing comprehensive services to help patients maintain their highest level of functioning. The standards for each plan are based on the patient’s goal for independence. When needed, home evaluations in preparation for discharge are also provided.
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 team’s efforts. Care focuses on short- and long-term goals 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.
Other members of your team include:
- Attending Physician
- Rehabilitation Nurses
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Speech/Language Pathologists
- Social Worker
- Case Manager
- Referral Coordinator
- Nutrition Counselor or Registered Dietitian
Do You Qualify for Care?
Inpatient rehabilitation services are provided to medically stable patients 18 years of age or older who:
- Are motivated and have the ability to participate in therapies at least five days per week for three hours per day.
- Have a 24-hour per day need for rehabilitation nursing and medical care.
- Have a potential for functional improvement.
- Require multiple therapy disciplines of occupational, physical or speech therapy.
- Want to increase functional independence of activities of daily living and have a goal to go home as independent as possible.