Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility
Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility
Where you choose for rehabilitation following a stroke, brain injury, cancer, limb loss, spinal cord injury or other medical condition is an important step toward your recovery. We help patients focus on their abilities rather than on their disabilities. The continuity of care provided throughout the recovery process creates a solid foundation for independence. Before you are discharged, we will arrange for ongoing medical care or outpatient therapy if you need it. Your referring doctor will supervise any ongoing medical care.
The Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility is an all private room physical medicine and rehabilitation unit located on the campus of Providence Medford Medical Center.
Our physician-led team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, case managers, 24/7 rehabilitation nurses and medical consultants is dedicated to helping each patient recover functional ability to return home.
Our doctors and a highly skilled team of nurses and therapists strive together to help patients regain quality of life after a life-altering medical event. We offer specialized therapy for patients recovering from:
- Catastrophic illness
- Congenital disorders
- Head injury
- Multiple trauma
- Neurological conditions
- Orthopedic conditions, including joint replacement
- Spinal cord injury
Through effective therapy and compassionate care, we help patients:
- Achieve maximum physical, cognitive, language and psychosocial skills
- Improve functional skills
- Regain self-confidence
Recovery from serious illness or injury often requires intensive physical, occupational or speech therapy. Once a patient is discharged from the hospital, this level of therapy may best take place in an inpatient rehabilitation facility. Patients may be admitted to our hospital's department following referral by their primary care physician and an eligibility evaluation by a Providence physiatrist.We care for patients who have functional limitations in two or more of these areas:
- Bowel and bladder continence
- Cognitive-perceptual functions
- Pain management
- Personal care activities
Other factors affecting eligibility include your medical stability, level of functional skills, and ability to participate in and benefit from three hours of therapy daily.
Admission to Providence Medford Medical Center's Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility may be right for you when:
- Your illness or injury has caused loss of function and you can't safely return home
- Your condition allows you to improve through daily rehabilitation treatments to return home or to the community
- Care from a rehabilitation doctor is required several times each week to improve body functions, guard against complications or control pain
For questions about the admissions process or to send us a referral, please give us a call.
Teamwork is key to successful recovery, and our patients are at the center of the team. With their doctors’ guidance, patients set goals for recovery. We understand that families and patients are often concerned about changes in lifestyle, roles and responsibilities that can result from major medical events. We will help your family prepare for your homecoming. We will also teach your family how to care for you while respecting your independence and dignity.
A physiatrist (a doctor specially trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation) oversees each patient’s therapy. In one-on-one therapy, our staff helps patients achieve their goals.
Your care team includes:
- Physiatrist: a physician trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation who oversees your care
- Rehabilitation nurses: nurses who are specially trained to help people with chronic illnesses and disabilities regain maximum function
- Occupational therapist (OT): works to help you regain independence in everyday activities
- Physical therapist (PT): helps you restore and maintain maximum movement and function
- Speech language pathologist (SLP): evaluates and treats cognitive, speech and swallowing disorders
- Dietitian: helps with meal planning to meet your specific health and medical needs
- Orthotist: helps make and fit orthotics, prostheses and other bracing devices
- Case manager: assists with your plans to return to your community
- Chaplain: offers spiritual support