Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit focuses on helping patients regain independence as they recover from conditions such as:
- Minor spinal cord injury
- Brain injury
- Arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis
- Neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's disease, and motor-neuro diseases
- Multiple trauma;
- Hip fractures; and
- Recovery after complex medical/surgical procedures.
This unit was designed to provide patients with the unique types of care needed after medical treatment for one of these conditions. Patients may be admitted from home, a personal care home, or a skilled nursing facility. Our intake coordinator can assist you with the admission process. Please call us at 412-469-7489.
Jefferson Regional Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Unit provides patients with the convenience of remaining in the hospital but allowing for a patient to receive extensive Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT) and Speech Therapy (ST) services along with excellent nursing care.
Patients can be evaluated to see if they meet admission criteria for the rehab unit. Patients must be able to participate in a minimum 3 hours of therapy (PT, OT and ST) 5 days a week.
Patients will participate in various therapeutic activities that will assist them with regaining independence in a variety of functional activities such as; eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, walking, transfers and medication management.
The rehab team meets bi-weekly with the Physiatrists (Doctors specializing in rehabilitation) to discuss progress and discharge planning. The team consists of nursing, PT, OT, ST and case management.
Community Orientated Program (COP)
As patients get stronger, we attempt to progress them to our Community Oriented Program (COP) prior to discharge. This is tailored to our higher functioning patients to reintegrate them into the community as quickly as possible. This may include cooking or kitchen activities, going to the cafeteria, gift shop, the chapel or outside. We even use electronic gaming systems to facilitate therapy and eventual discharge.
Staff and Services
Our highly specialized staff of physiatrists, nurses and therapists can work with the patient's physician to prepare a treatment plan that will help the patient gain optimal functional independence before returning home. A treatment plan can include physical, occupational, and speech therapies, depending on the patient's need.
Our nursing staff — including registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and patient care technicians — helps patients get back to daily living, involving family members in day-to-day care. If needed, our nurses help patients learn to use adaptive and physical rehabilitation equipment such as walkers, splints, and braces.