Planning and Managing the Transition from Rehabilitative Care – serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Nassau County.
After an injury, the things we take for granted like walking, running or throwing a ball might become impaired. After treatment or surgery, mundane physical activities may seem like herculean tasks. Some physical rehabilitation may be necessary. When short term rehabilitative care is needed, patients turn to rehabilitation facilities. This is post-acute care that normally occurs after acute hospital care. These facilities are often located in nursing homes, and the care received is often funded by Medicare. Rehabilitative care can be outpatient as well or be offered as part of in-patient care in the hospital. For the elderly, these therapies are a bridge before the patient moves onto their home or assisted living facility.
Physical rehabilitation is under the umbrella of physical and rehabilitative medicine and is performed by physicians, nurses and a variety of therapists including physical, speech, occupational, audiology, cognitive and recreational. They each perform a specific task in the patient’s care plan. Their shared goal is to get the patient back on their feet and improve both their mobility and range of motion. This team deals with a variety of issues to help bring the patient to their highest level of functional independence. To the degree that is possible, they aim to return the patient to the quality of life they enjoyed before.