Rehabilitation & Other Therapies
Rehabilitation Services - Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
Aurora BayCare Medical Center's six-bed inpatient rehabilitation program teaches patients to care for themselves and how to adjust to the changes in their lives resulting from impairments in mobility, self-care, communication, cognition, and/or swallowing. Our goal is to return our patients to the community so they can live as independently as possible.
Rehabilitation program goals
The rehabilitation team
Planetree Boulevard Concept
Anyone who has had a stroke, spinal cord injury, neurological disorder, head injury, a serious broken bone or a limb amputation finds that the most common ordinary, daily tasks need to be modified and relearned.
Aurora BayCare Medical Center's inpatient rehab unit is called Planetree Boulevard. The unit provides a life-like, everyday world within a safe rehabilitation setting. Planetree Boulevard has an actual neighborhood like setting, complete with a restaurant, grocery store, hair salon, bank, ATM, car, full model apartment and home-like front porch. The high and low shelves, varied flooring and diverse settings all provide the patient with a chance to face real life situations while participating in their rehabilitation therapy.
Planetree Boulevard is a controlled setting developed to assist patients in maximizing their independence utilizing real life challenges. Patients have time to learn new skills so that they may overcome problems they might face in the community after discharge.
Planetree Boulevard is a way to evaluate and decide whether a patient is ready to return to the community. For these reasons, Aurora BayCare Medical Center's Inpatient Rehabilitation Program has combined its traditional therapy equipment with the Planetree Boulevard concept.
For more information about Aurora BayCare Medical Center's Inpatient Rehabilitation Program, please call 920-288-4772.
Referral and admission
Aurora BayCare Medical Center's inpatient rehabilitation program is for individuals requiring assistance with mobility, safety, self-care, cognitive skills and/or communication as a result of:
Admission requires a referral from your physician. Patients must:
After your rehabilitation stay
Inpatient rehabilitation is focused on the goal of giving you the knowledge and skills necessary to return home confidently and safely. Your progress will continue once you return home. In-home nursing and/or therapy will be arranged if necessary. Outpatient therapy is available if ordered by your physician. Follow-up appointments are arranged as needed to assess your progress and to schedule any additional care that may be necessary. Upon discharge, reports are sent to your primary care provider for continuation of cares.
In the case that you are unable to return home after your inpatient rehab stay; we will assist you in finding alternate placement at an appropriate facility.
A successful return home is a key goal for patients in our inpatient rehabilitation programs.
Note: Data was collected from January 01, 2010 to September 20, 2010.
What our patients say about what most impressed them about our unit:
"Caring and compassionate staff"
"The nursing staff was very attentive! Rehab staff was always aware of my readiness or not to increase exercise"
"All of my care was excellent"
"The Rehab room and all of the props and equipment available to use for my benefit"
"Staff was very knowledgeable of the patient. Staff has very caring ways and they are well trained in their jobs"
"Personal commitment to patient success"
To ensure the highest standards of care, our programs are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) as part of Aurora Health Care.
Since December 2003, Aurora BayCare's inpatient rehab program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Since November 2007, Aurora BayCare's inpatient rehab program has also been accredited by CARF in the Stroke Specialty Program CARF is considered the 'standard of excellence' in the rehabilitation field.