At Helen Hayes Hospital’s General Rehabilitation Program, patients benefit from a full range of rehabilitative services dedicated to enabling them to resume active, independent lives. Our philosophy is to let the patient be our guide, helping our skilled specialists design an individualized treatment plan to meet the patient’s specific needs and goals.
Each patient receives treatment from a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team under the direction of a board certified physician specializing in rehabilitation medicine. Working collaboratively toward the patient’s goals, the team consists of physical and occupational therapists, rehabilitation nurses, case managers, dieticians and other committed professionals. The team encourages a patient’s family to participate in the rehabilitation process through frequent visits and patient/family conferences.
The service is well equipped to help patients with a range of medical conditions, including those recovering from multiple trauma due to a motor vehicle or other accident, to individuals with lower extremity, compression or cervical fractures. Patients with spinal stenosis, spinal fusion or diskectomies are also candidates for admission. Patients who have sustained burns or individuals with congenital deformities or peripheral vascular disease are also admitted to the General Rehabilitation service.
Customized Treatment Plan
The strength of the General Rehabilitation program is two fold: being able to manage medically fragile patients, particularly those with complex needs, and providing their medical and rehabilitation care simultaneously in order to maximize recovery. Specific goals are tailored to each patient’s individual needs. The rehabilitation team works one-on-one with patients to build endurance, stamina and strength, foster independence, increase mobility, and provide the patient with the skills to be independent in self-care at home.
We provide a full spectrum of services to restore confidence and help the patient resume full living, including:
- Physical Therapy to restore endurance & strength
- Occupational therapy to restore the activities of daily living
- Rehabilitative Nursing
- Services of on-site Prosthetic Orthotic Center
- Psychiatry & Psychology Services
- Mat Class: specialized lower extremity strength & range-of-motion class
- Services of the Center for Rehabilitation Technology (CRT)
- Medication Evaluation & Optimization
- Nutrition Education
- Patient & Family Education
- Pain Management
- Recreational Therapy Services
- Aquatic Therapy
- Driver Evaluation & Training
- Adapted Sports & Rec
- Case Management & Discharge Planning
- Follow-up care via Outpatient Rehabilitation & Wellness Center
The Helen Hayes Hospital General Rehabilitation Program is JCAHO and CARF Accredited.
For more information, please contact the Helen Hayes Admission Referral Center:
1-888-70-REHAB ext. 4535
To schedule a guided tour, call: 845-786-4233