In addition the addressing pain and physical limitations, our therapists assist in rebuilding the ability to perform activities at home and in the community. The Rehabilitation Hospital has extensive tools to guide patients to higher function and independence, including:
- Transitional Living Apartment, where patients practice navigating a home environment and accomplishing daily living tasks
- Physical therapy gyms, where patients regain movement and function, practice getting in and out of a car and using stairs
- Dining areas, where some patients continue their therapy exercises during mealtimes
- Advanced technology devices to aid therapy progress, including Armeo Power, Ekso Skeleton, Solo-Step, FES RT 300 and Bioness
Therapy is scheduled between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., seven days a week.
Team Approach to Care
Nurses provide ongoing assessments of patients' needs, coordination and implementation of care, re-evaluation of interventions and education on many topics, including medications and managing healthcare needs after leaving the hospital. They are supported by certified nursing assistants and licensed practical nurses.
Your rehabilitation nurse will also work with the rehabilitation team to reinforce mobility goals outside of therapy sessions.
Your team includes attending physicians (Physiatrist) who are experts in rehabilitation medicine. Your team also includes other specialists, such as a board-certified brain injury medicine specialist, a board certified spinal cord injury specialist or a Renown hospitalist, if necessary.
At the time of discharge, you will be referred back to your primary care physician and other physicians as indicated.
We treat certain medical conditions with dietitian-supervised meal plans. The goal is to reduce complications in pre-existing conditions and alleviate the effects of any existing condition.
The role of the dietitian is to ensure proper nutrition and provide diet education for your health and well-being.
Taking medications might help you manage pain, feel better, control disease or prevent complications. Your pharmacist will work with you to ensure optimal health.
Weekly classes are available where you can speak to your pharmacist about medication management and any concerns you might have.
Your case manager coordinates your care by working with you and your family regarding discharge plans from Renown Rehabilitation Hospital. The case manager also serves as the liaison between your family, physician, treatment team, insurance carrier and community agencies.
Upon discharge, you will be referred back to your primary care physician for your medical needs and your case manager will arrange additional physician referrals. A copy of your discharge summary will be sent to your primary care physician.
Once you are discharged, you will receive a follow-up phone call from the Case Management Department to see how you are doing with your therapy, medications and home care. They can also answer any questions you may have.
Hands-on, individualized therapy sessions include advanced rehabilitative technology, exercises, research-based treatment techniques and manual therapy. If assisting devices are needed, such as a cane or walker, a physical therapist will evaluate and provide training on how to use them safely.
Treatment helps by retraining memory, reasoning, problem solving and decision making. Speech therapists provide strategies for living with speech and language impediments as well as hands-on, computer-assisted and self-monitoring activities.
Treatment is for those with acute or chronic lung disease. Your respiratory therapist will provide education regarding lung and heart illness along with training in oxygen requirements, medication use, breathing treatment and exercises for healthy lungs and energy conservation.
Renown Transitional Care
Renown Transitional Care programs provide care in the best possible setting for you. Through your commitment to heal, coupled with expertise, technology and focused dedication from our team, you and your caregivers can achieve your rehabilitation goals together.