At Providence St. Elias Inpatient Rehab Facility, we offer intensive rehabilitation care so you can return home as quickly and safely as possible. At our 30-bed facility we take a medically based, multispecialty approach. A doctor who specializes in rehabilitative care leads your team, ensuring responsive, highly focused care.
Care plans typically include physical, occupational and other neurological and rehabilitative therapies for a range of conditions. We assist with stroke, brain and spine injury, heart and lung disease and congenital deformities. We also provide one-to-one support and care after joint replacement, major surgery, amputation or traumatic injuries.
When life sets you back, the specialists at the Providence St. Elias Hospital Rehabilitation help you to move forward again toward better health and independence.
We treat people who are recovering from these and other conditions or disorders:
- Brain and nerve diseases and disorders
- Congenital deformities
- Degenerative diseases and disorders
- Heart and lung disease
- Hip fractures
- Joint inflammation
- Joint replacements
- Movement disorders
- Major multiple trauma injuries
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscle, bone and skeletal disorders
- Muscular dystrophy
- Neurological disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
At St. Elias Hospital, we provide intensive, active and coordinated treatments, including physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and prosthetics/orthotics therapy for adjusting to an artificial leg, knee brace or other assistive devices. We work with your primary care doctor and physiatrist or other specialists.
Our multi-specialty rehabilitative team provides comprehensive treatment for neurological and cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, degenerative disease and bone fractures. We also assist with post-surgical recovery from hip and other major joint procedures, amputations and complex accidental trauma.
After an extended illness or surgery, your rehabilitative treatment may be complicated by related serious health conditions. Many of our patients require extensive medical attention and therapies before they’re stable enough to qualify for admission to an inpatient rehabilitation facility. We work across specialties to stabilize and manage wide-ranging medical conditions.
Whatever your condition, our goal is to:
- Help you achieve your highest level of functioning and independence
- Help you manage pain and resolve your medical problems
- Prevent future complications
Your doctor and care providers will work together to develop and guide an individualized care plan for you. You’ll receive physical, occupational and speech therapy if needed for at least three hours a day, five days a week.
Your treatment may include these and other therapies and services:
- Diet and nutritional guidance from registered dietitian
- Exercise therapy
- Neurologist-guided therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Orthopedic surgeon consults
- Orthotics consulting
- Physical medicine and rehabilitation physician consults
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
If you are currently hospitalized, you or your care provider can contact us about sending an electronic medical record for an inpatient rehabilitation consult. If you need home care, please contact our referral hotline at 907-565-CARE.
We can help if you need and will actively participate in intensive, active, coordinated therapies such as physical, occupational and/or speech therapy. Our services can help if you’ve had an amputation and need help learning how to function well with an artificial limb.
We’ll also help if you’ve been fitted with supportive or assistive devices, such as crutches or a wheelchair, or if you want to learn about home safety devices and other ways to prevent falls or make it easier and safer to get around.
There are no strict limitations, however the following diagnoses are approved by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid due to the proven benefits of this intense level of care:
- Active, severe or advanced arthritis, including polyarticular rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and seronegative arthropathies
- Brain injury
- Congenital deformity
- Hip fracture
- Knee or hip joint replacement
- Major multiple trauma
- Neurological disorders (multiple sclerosis, motor neuron, polyneuropathy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease)
- Spinal cord injury
- Systemic vasculitides (chronic blood vessel inflammation) with joint inflammation
Our therapists hold a variety of advanced certifications and training, including these and other areas of specialization:
- Brain injury
- Clinical neurologic physical therapy
- Modified barium swallow impairment
- Vestibular (balance and dizziness) therapy
Your care team may include many clinical professionals and specialists, including these and other care providers:
- Case managers
- Nurse liaisons
- Nurse practitioners
- Occupational therapists
- Orthopedic surgeons
- Physical therapists
- Physician assistants
- Primary care doctors
- Rehabilitation nurses
- Respiratory therapists
- Sleep medicine practitioners
- Social workers
- Speech-language therapists