Interdisciplinary Team

Your team is made up of a group of medical professionals that are familiar with your medical condition(s) and the rehabilitation process that will assist in your rehabilitation program. Your team will support you and your family/caregiver during your stay.

Rehab Hospital

Our team

Rehabilitation physicians

  • Oversee your overall treatment
  • Evaluate your physical ability
  • Prescribe medication as necessary to manage things like mood, sleep and pain
  • Work with other physicians, which may include primary care physicians, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, and many others
  • Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as a physiatrist

 

Nurses

  • Provide you and your family education on medications
  • Assess your bowel and bladder functions and address any wound care
  • Administer medications to manage things like mood, sleep and pain
  • Collaborate with your doctor on any medical needs or changes
  • Coordinate nursing care activities in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team and many more specialists

 

Patient care technicians (PCTs)

  • Assist you throughout the day with your needs (including but not limited to: helping you to/from the bathroom, helping you into bed when you need to rest, helping you to bathe and dress)
  • Check your vitals (your blood pressure, temperature and oxygen levels)
  • Keep patient rooms clean and organized

 

Physical therapist (PT/PTA)

  • Provide therapeutic exercise to regain strength, mobility, build endurance and improve balance
  • Provide mobility training to regain independence with walking or using a wheelchair
  • Work on transfer training to help with moving to and from surfaces (bed, car, wheelchair, etc.)
  • Evaluates need for specialized equipment (wheelchair, seating, walker, braces, hospital bed, etc.)
  • Provides education and training of family and caregivers on how best to assist you

 

Occupational therapist (OT/COTA)

  • Provide training in activities of daily living (ADL)… grooming, dressing, bathing, toileting
  • Work on skills such as improving upper extremity use/function, cognition, vision/perception, strength, balance and endurance
  • Provide training on functional transfers
  • Assist you to return to or adapt to your everyday life
  • Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training
  • Guidance to family members and caregivers

 

Speech therapist (SLP)

  • Evaluate and work with you on communication problems such as difficulty understanding what others say or expressing yourself clearly
  • Evaluate your swallowing abilities if you have difficulty swallowing
  • Assess skills such as memory, problem-solving, orientation, attention and judgment

 

Recreational therapist (TR)

  • Assist you to improve or maintain your health and well-being
  • Provide treatment services and recreation activities
  • Take you on community outings
  • Provide you and your family with education on stroke

 

Social Work Case Manager

  • Assist in planning for your hospital discharge and return to the community
  • Provide you and your family information about community resources
  • Assist in determining your eligibility of health benefits

 

Neuropsychologist

  • May provide counseling and education to you and your family members
  • Assess and treat problems you may have with thinking, memory, mood and behavior

 

Treatment Assistant (TA)

  • Assist the therapists during treatment times and provide an extra set of hands, if needed
  • May assist with meal groups and feeding, if needed

 

Registered Dietician

  • Design nutrition programs to improve or maintain the health of patients
  • Assess patients’ nutritional needs, develop and implement nutrition programs and evaluate and report the results
  • Work with doctors and other health care professionals in order to coordinate medical and dietary needs
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