The Inpatient Rehabilitation Program at Chelsea Community Hospital is available for patients who have significant rehavilitation needs that are best provied in an acute hospital setting. Patients that meet criteria to be on our rehabilitation unit would require care and oversight of our medical and healthcare staff, in addition to their participation in intensive rehavilitation activities.
Established in 1980, our Inpatient Rehabilitation Program cares for those who are recovering from strokes, orthopedic problems, traumatic brain injuries, and other neurological and musculoskeletal conditions.The primary purpose of receiving care on our unit is to focus on the patients' rehaviliation; to improve his/her functional status and be able to return home. Utilizing a interdisciplinary team approach with hospitalists, nursing, therapies, and other staff, care is directed by your Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician. Our patients receive individualized care, planned specifically with his/her needs in mind to promote independence and recovery. Family involvement is encouraged, which can include attending therapy sessions and participating in goal setting. As a patient is read to go home, our social worker and healthcare team will coordinate with the primary care physician and specialists to provide a customized care plan to ensure a safe discharge.
Services that my be included in a patient's rehabilitation plan of care:
- All rehabilitation interventions are supervised by a Rehabilitation Physician Specialist
- Rehabilitation nursing (Bowel and bladder management, pain control, medication education)
- Physical, and occupational therapies (Strengthening, mobility and daily living skills, vision evaluation and treatment, driving screening)
- Speech therapy (Communication and cognitive re-training, feeding and swallowing evaluation and treatment)
- Neuropsychological/psychological evaluation and/or treatment
- Therapeutic recreation (Community re-entry, leisure education, and counseling)
- Social work (counseling and discharge planning)
- Dietary services (planning and counseling)
- Behavioral management (Biofeedback, group therapy, substance abuse, and psychiatric treatment)
In order for patients to be considered for admission, patients must:
- Be medically stable, but still require medical management
- Show potential for retention of learning
- Require intensive rehabilitation requiring two or more therapies (at least one must be PT or OT)
- Be able to tolerate 3 hours of therapy per day.
Rehabilitation Program intake: 734-593-5600
Sally Flack, R.N., Rehabilitation Coordinator, can be reached at 734-593-5309
Kelly Chan, Director of Rehabilitation Services, 734-593-5609