Medical Rehabilitation Program
Health, Happiness, Independence. At WCA Hospital, our medical rehabilitation team gets you back to the things you love with individualized therapies, impressive patient outcomes, and an experienced, compassionate staff, led by Dr. Brooke Kelly, D.O., Physiatrist and Medical Director of WCA’s medical rehabilitation program. Whether you are recovering from a disabling illness such as a stroke, or surgery from a hip fracture, WCA can help you overcome your limitations and return you back to your home, your community, and your loved ones.
Once a patient is discharged from the inpatient rehabilitation program, patients may continue therapy through WCA Center For Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation.
WCA Medical Rehabilitation team includes:
The Patient And The Family
The Patient and Family - are the most important members of the team and are involved in all aspects of rehabilitation in order to achieve their goals.
Individualized Treatment Plan
Once a patient is medically stable, the medical rehabilitation team provides a comprehensive individualized treatment plan, tailored to each patient’s recovery needs. The program assesses each person's abilities using best practice protocols and guidelines to maximize the functional recovery of the patient.
Experienced, highly-skilled nursing care
WCA’s specially trained rehabilitation professionals provide quality nursing care with an emphasis on improving the patient’s ability to care for themselves.
The physical therapist helps thepatient gain strength, balance, coordination, andendurance. The therapist also works to improve bed movement, transfers, and walking or wheelchair skills.
The occupational therapist helps the patient gain independence in activities of daily living such as dressing, personal hygiene, and feeding. The therapist also focuses on improving strength, coordination, and problem solving skills needed for returning to household and/or community jobs.
Speech and Language and Hearing therapists provide a comprehensive, quality service in the diagnosis and treatment of speech, language and hearing disorders. The dedicated team of professionals is patient-centered and family-focused to maximize the patient’s ability to communicate.
Pet therapy can enhance the patient’s functional outcome. For many patients, pet therapy is a real plus and a natural anti-depressant.
Horticultural therapy is the purposeful use of plants and gardens to promote individual mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. The experience takes place in a dedicated garden at the Jones Memorial Health Center campus.
The case manager brings together many parts of the patient's care, including: education, team conferences, communication with insurance companies, and discharge planning. Case managers are resource people for the patient and family during the rehabilitation stay.
The psychology team provides services on a case-by-case basis. The psychologist offers support and education to help the patient and family deal with life changes.
WCA provides outpatient therapy programs at WCA Center For Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation that includes physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy, tailored to each patient’s therapy needs.
Family members and caregivers are encouraged to attend therapy sessions to learn how to help the patient with such activities as transfers, exercises, and activities of daily living so they understand what to expect when loved ones transition to the home environment.
To refer a patient to the Medical Rehabilitation Program, call (716) 664-8650.