The setting of Chelsea Community Hospital is 119 acres of wooded grounds. The natural and peaceful surroundings of trees and nature help contribute to the health and recovery of our patients.
The Inpatient Rehab Unit is designed for patients who no longer have acute medical needs, but are not quite ready to move into a skilled nursing facility or return home. Established in 1980, our widely acclaimed Inpatient Rehabilitation Program cares for those who are recovering from strokes, orthopedic problems, traumatic brain injuries, and other neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. Our medical care team will work with your primary care physician to provide seamless, customized care for you. Utilizing a team approach with nursing, therapies, and other medical staff, care is directed by your Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician. Our patients receive individual care, planned specifically with your needs in mind to promote independence and recovery. Family involvement is encouraged, which can include attending therapy sessions and participating in goal setting.
Utilizing a team approach, care is directed by your Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician. Our patients receive individual care, planned specifically with your needs in mind. Family involvement is encouraged, which can include attending therapy sessions and participating in goal setting.
Services that my be included in a patient's rehabilitation plan of care:
- Physical, and occupational therapies (Strengthening, mobility and daily living skills, vision evaluation and treatment, driving evaluation)
- Speech therapy and psychological therapies (Communication and cognitive re-training, feeding and swallowing evaluation and treatment, vision evaluation and treatment)
- Rehabilitation nursing (Bowel and bladder management, pain control, medication education)
- Therapeutic recreation (Community re-entry, leisure education, and counseling)
- Social work (discharge planning)
- Dietary services (planning and counseling)
- Behavioral management (Biofeedback, group therapy, substance abuse, and psychiatric treatment)
- Many other services (Interventional pain management, social services, already above?, vocational counseling, diagnostic imaging including MRI, CT and x-rays, hearing aid services, and many others)
In order for patients to be considered for admission, patients must:
- Be medically stable
- Show potential for retention of learning
- Require two or more therapies (one of which must be physical therapy)
- Be able to tolerate 3 hours of therapy per day.
Sally Flack, Rehabilitation Program Coordinator, can be reached at 734-593-5309