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Rehabilitation Services

Many individuals first experience an Atrium center as a transition between the hospital and returning to their own home.

We want you to optimize your opportunity for a successful return home through our intensive rehabilitation program.

The first 20 days after a hospital stay are typically covered 100 percent by Medicare and this can allow some extra time, without additional costs or stress, to focus on your rehabilitation in a safe and supportive environment.

Our Goal – Provide Rehabilitation Services to Get You Home

Our goal is to work as a team with you, your family, and your physician to restore you to your highest level of function.

Our therapists are enthusiastic, creative professionals who are skilled in developing a wide range of treatment and exercise programs. Our therapists take a personal interest in the progress of each patient and the well-being of family members.

Short-Term Rehabilitation Services

  • All therapies on site
  • Special equipment available
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Outpatient services
  • Daily physical, occupational, and speech therapies
  • Restorative nursing

Benefits of Our Rehab Program

  • Return to usual activities
  • Increase strength and coordination
  • Reduce pain and debility
  • Improve balance and endurance
  • Safe lifting and movement
  • Reduce the side effects of arthritis
  • Maintain or improve range of motion
  • Restore walking and mobility skills

Therapies Offered at an Atrium Center

Physical Therapy

The primary goal of physical therapy (PT) is to assist individuals to regain their highest level of independence and mobility. Additionally, physical therapists will also work with individuals to prevent loss of mobility by developing fitness, and wellness-oriented programs for healthier lifestyles. Our therapists use state-of-the-art equipment and treatment modalities that are proven to be the most effective with older adults.

Primary treatment areas and goals addressed by physical therapy:

  • Gait training
  • Pain management
  • Wound care
  • Balance training
  • Strength training
  • Prosthetic training

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) helps individuals prevent injury, restore function, and maximize independence by completing activities of daily living (ADL). ADL's include tasks such as feeding, bathing, dressing, toileting, transfers and home management tasks. OT restores abilities through treating underlying skill deficits, or by teaching alternative methods of adaptive equipment.

Primary treatment areas and goals addressed by occupational therapy:

  • Coordination training
  • ADL training
  • Energy conservation
  • Fine motor skills
  • Home evaluations
  • Work simplification

Speech Therapy

Many swallowing and communication disorders are treated by speech therapy (ST). Speech therapists teach clients compensatory strategies and/or alteration of diet consistencies to improve a person’s ability to manage food. Additionally, speech therapists assist individuals to regain their ability to produce and understand speech and language.

Primary treatment areas and goals addressed by speech therapy:

  • Reading and writing skills
  • Oral-motor exercises
  • Verbal expression
  • Articulation therapy
  • Swallowing therapy
  • Cognitive problem solving

Levels of Assistance and Independence After A Hospital Stay

When a person is discharged from the hospital to home the likelihood of a return to the hospital is almost certain. With the trained staff and services provided in our center, we prepare individuals to be successful when they return to their community.

Stroke Rehabilitation

According to the American Heart Association, most gains in a person's ability to function in the first 30 days after a stroke are due to spontaneous recovery. Still, rehabilitation is important. For the most part, successful rehabilitation depends on how early rehabilitation begins, the extent of the brain injury, and the individual’s attitude. People with the least impairment are likely to benefit the most. But even with slight improvement, rehabilitation can mean the difference between returning home or staying in a skilled nursing center for an extended period of time.

Stroke Rehabilitation Benefits:

  • Relearn skills that are lost when the brain is damaged
  • Coordinating movement in order to walk
  • Learning ways to perform tasks to compensate for changes after a stroke
  • Training in one-handed techniques for completing activities of daily living
  • Communicating with compensatory strategies when speech has been compromised

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Orthopedic rehabilitation offers professional, clinical, and technical resources needed for individualized treatment of joint replacements. Our approach to orthopedic rehabilitation is simple: return each individual to his or her maximum level of functional independence through a team approach to rehabilitation.

Orthopedic Rehabilitation Benefits:

  • Knee and hip recovery
  • Treatment for lower back disorders
  • Recovery from neck and back pain
  • Traumatic fractures
  • Post-surgical treatments including shoulders, ankles, fractures/replacements

Generalized Weakness

Through comprehensive therapy services, individuals learn to recover from weakness, flu, pneumonia, etc. Our therapy team will provide an individualized program focused on reducing symptoms, decreasing debility, increasing participation in physical and social activities, and improving the overall quality of life.

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Benefits:

  • Increase participation in physical and social activities
  • Exercise training
  • Patient education
  • Support to patients and their families