Our Short Term Rehabilitation Program

Holy Trinity provides a comprehensive, short-term rehabilitation program consisting of Physical, Occupational, and Speech/Language services. Services are provided by licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech/language pathologists up to 7 days a week.

PHYSICAL THERAPY

is provided to maximize or restore a patient's ability to function as independently as possible by utilizing various therapeutic techniques.  

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

addresses activities of daily living (ADL'S) such as; bathing, dressing, feeding, and light home management tasks.  The goal is to maximize or restore independence in these areas.

SPEECH/LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS

work with patients who are experiencing difficulties with swallowing, language, speech and cognition.  The goal is to establish the patient's maximum level of independence and safety in these areas.

To meet the needs of the patients, each program is highly individualized and overseen by the attending physician.  Although the program is tailored to the individual's needs, the following are some general characteristics of our program:

  • The duration of therapy services per day is specific to the individual patient's need.  Determining factors include the patient's activity tolerance, medical condition, goals to be achieved, and the number of therapy disciplines involved in the care.  In general, our patient's usually receive one to two hours of skilled therapy per day.
  • We do not adhere to a strict therapy schedule.  This provides more flexibility for the patient and allows the therapist to accommodate for individual patient routines.
  • Therapy services are generally 6-7 days a week.  Again, this is determined by the patient's need.  Many of our patient's require rest and recovery time after some medical events.  Additional days of therapy can be scheduled based on an individual patient's needs.
  • Therapy sessions are conducted on a 1:1 basis with patients resulting in more specialized and focused treatment.  This plan aids in patient recovery.
  • Holy Trinity employs its own regular and per diem therapists and therefore provides a consistent team in order to ensure continuity of care.  This also allows the patient to feel comfortable and familiar with the therapists, aiding in the recovery process.
  • The average length of stay on the subacute unit is 14 days.  This is highly individualized and is dependent upon participation in therapy services and the need for skilled nursing care.
  • Over 85% of our subacute care patients go home or to a more independent living environment, such as assisted living or rest homes.
  • Family and/or care givers are always welcome to attended therapy sessions in accordance with the patient's wishes.  Teaching sessions are also available for family members by appointment to assist in training for a safe discharge for the patient.
  • A rehabilitation nursing program is offered for those individuals who have reached their maximum level of independence, and therefore no longer require skilled therapy services.  The purpose of this service is to maintain a patient's level of function until discharge to another environment occurs.  The rehabilitation nursing aide is trained by the patient's therapist(s) to carry out the individualized treatment plan.

We take pride in our team approach and this includes patient and family input.  The rehab staff is usually available from 7AM - 5PM Monday through Friday, and weekends between 9AM - 4 PM .

Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has strict regulatory guidelines that must be followed when providing rehabilitation services.  Therapy services are therefore provided only under the expectation that the condition of the patient will improve in a reasonable and generally predictable time in accordance with standards of practice. To receive skilled therapy services, a patient must have an impairment and demonstrate the potential to improve in that area.  The following process occurs to determine this:

  1. Upon the physician's approval, a screening assessment or complete evaluation is conducted by the Physical, Occupational, and/or Speech/Language Therapist to identify areas of decreased functional abilities.
  2. Goals that are functionally based (walking, dressing, stair climbing, etc.) and realistic for the patient to achieve are established by the therapist, patient, and family.
  3. An individualized plan of care, including frequency and duration of services, is determined by the patient's medical condition, endurance, and learning capacity.  This is discussed with the patient/representative during the initial evaluation.
  4. The interdisciplinary team, patient, and family must start the discharge planning process immediately in order to provide the smoothest transition possible.


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