St. Francis offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation in a 19-bed unit for those recovering from strokes, neurological disorders, head and spinal cord injuries, amputations, and musculoskeletal diseases and injuries. St. Francis Inpatient Rehabilitation treats patients with a wide range of diagnoses, including but not limited to:
- Congenital deformities
- Debilitation after illness, injury, or surgery
- Disorders associated with aging
- Head trauma
- Heart and lung disorders
- Hip and other fractures
- Major multiple trauma
- Neurological disorders
- Spinal cord injuries
Patients are treated by a team of professionals that provide physician services, recreational therapy, rehabilitation nursing services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychological services, social work/case management, and speech therapy/dysphagia treatment.
To help patients regain as much independence as possible, therapists utilize Easy Street environments. Easy Street is a simulation of community and business settings, which allows patients to practice negotiating a car, a restaurant, a grocery store, and a bank before they actually return home.
- Patients with the following limitations may be candidates for St. Francis Inpatient Rehabilitation:
- Lack of ability to feed, bathe, dress, and groom
- Inability to understand and express written or spoken language
- Lack of ability to swallow properly and safely
- Lack of ability to walk or be otherwise mobile within a home or community setting
- Lack of ability to move about in bed,or get in and out of bed
- Lack of job-seeking skills
- Disturbed thought processing
- Inappropriate social behaviors
- Lack of ability to perform leisure activities
Talk with your doctor or hospital social worker to find out how to be referred to the program.