Why People Need Rehabilitation

March 24, 2020 11:28 pm

People may need rehabilitation services for a number of reasons. Strokes, cardiac events, and surgical events that fall under the umbrella of orthopedics are three of the main reasons that people need sub-acute rehab services. While the goals of rehab remain the same regardless of the reasons a patient needs rehab, the cause of the loss of function can play a determining role in creating the best rehab plan for the patient.

Different Types of Rehabilitation

The orthopedic program is designed to help patients recover function after major orthopedic surgeries, including back injuries, neck injuries, shoulder fractures, arm fractures, hand fractures, hip fractures, total hip replacements and total knee replacements. Patients may come into the program because of a scheduled orthopedic surgery or because of an injury that caused a break.  This type of rehab focuses on strength and endurance, which are often lost as the result of a surgery or injury. They also focus on helping regain mobility and function in the impacted area. In addition to physical therapy and medical care, patients may also receive additional treatments including cryotherapy, moist heat, ultrasound and electrical stimulation. 

The cardiac program is designed to help people after they have experienced a cardiac event, including heart attacks, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillations, post-open heart surgery care, coronary artery bypass graft care, pacemaker implantation, valvular heart disease and anticoagulation management. The team works with local cardiologists and cardiac nurse practitioners to help patients focus on function, recovery, medication management, and modifying risk factors that could contribute to additional cardiac events. This care includes nutrition optimization overseen by a full-time dietitian who works with patients to ease the difficulties of a major dietary change.

Because strokes can impact virtually any area of the brain and have an impact ranging from minor to severe, stroke rehabilitation can be a very complex area of care. Each patient in the stroke rehabilitation program has a rehab regiment specifically tailored for their condition, one that’s designed to help recover as much function as possible. In addition to medical care and physical rehabilitation, this may involve working with speech therapists to help manage communication difficulties caused by a stroke.

Inglemoor has an extensive 70-bed sub-acute progressive rehabilitation unit designed to accommodate any need a patient might have on their journey toward successful recovery. The facility offers a therapy gym with top-of-the-line equipment, including LiteGait systems to help patients who cannot support their full body weight. We also have a full kitchen, full bathroom and laundry facility so that patients can work on life skills as well as physical rehabilitation to ensure as much independence as possible when they return home.

Testimonials From Our Patients and Their Families

It is an excellent care center, caring staff, clean facility, mom is happy and well cared for.

-Benjamin H.

The Best. BernardinoC was here for two months and received the most Loving Care.

-Mariazinha C.

This is an amazing place. The halls are so full of caretakers, you have to dodge them. What a warm, loving place.

-Brenda L.

I will begin by saying that the staff at Inglemoor are exceptionally skilled and competent in addition to being friendly and kind. This is true of the medical/clinical staff, rehab department, physical/occupation therapy department, recreational staff, social workers, and others. The dietary department goes above and beyond in providing food that actually tastes good. And the housekeeping department is diligent in keeping things scrupulously clean.

-Linda P.

This place is amazing, the caring and people make the place. All the nurses and aides are considerate, helpful and happy making this a wonderful place for my mom. My mother is more comfortable and happy and I am thankful we were able to get her in.

-Mr. Emen