Programs and Services
St. Joseph Medical Center's Rehabilitation Center offers a comprehensive
array of programs and services. These programs and services are custom-designed
to meet the patient's needs in the following areas:
A board certified physiatrist monitors the patient's health, evaluates
the patient's physical capabilities and leads the team of nurses and
therapists in developing and carrying out the patient's specialized
Mobility and Strength
Special treatment programs are individualized to restore and maximize
functional mobility by improving the quality of muscle tone, coordination,
strength, endurance and joint flexibility.
Activities of Daily Living
Treatment focuses on preventing, lessening or overcoming disabilities.
Such skills as dressing, bathing, grooming and eating are relearned and
Communication and Cognition
Individualized treatment programs focus on restoring functional speech,
receptive/expressive language, memory and problem-solving skills, as well
as establishing the use of alternative communication systems when appropriate.
Eating and Swallowing
Specialized intervention includes modifying diets, providing adaptive
utensils, establishing proper positioning and teaching safe swallowing
Community outings provide patients with the opportunity to leave the controlled
environment of the hospital and practice skills that enable successful
A case manager works with the patient from the time of initial assessment
through discharge, serving as a liaison to provide effective communication
between the patient, families, payors, staff and others.
Emotional and Behavioral Issues
A clinical psychologist is available to help and promote the well-being
of those patients who need assistance understanding and adjusting to their
Education is an integral part of the rehabilitation process. Through education
and hands-on training, the rehabilitation program provides both patient
and caregiver with the knowledge needed to better manage care upon discharge.
For more information about St. Joseph's Rehabilitation Center, call