In-Patient Rehabilitation Unit at Lafayette General Southwest
The stroke rehabilitation unit located at Lafayette General Southwest achieved The Joint Commission's Disease Specific Certification as a Stroke Rehab Unit in 2015. The expanded Physical Rehabilitation Unit, licensed for 21 beds is self-contained on the 4th floor of the hospital.
The unit layout has more efficient space for the Rehab Unit staff—a central location promotes better communication among staff and patients, and provides an ease of movement for patients traveling between therapy sessions. Each patient occupies a private room with a full bathroom; and shares public areas, such as therapy rooms and the dining room, for activities. Placing our patients in the company of others with similar goals and challenges provides motivation and encouragement.
A Team Approach
Treatment in a full-service hospital gives our patients access to the very best in medical care. The patient and family members interact with a team of professionals from several medical disciplines—each of whom will conduct an independent exam and evaluation, coordinate care and provide the most appropriate plan for your individual needs.
Specialists on typical Rehab Team:
- Social Worker/Case Manager
- Primary Nurse
- Physical Therapist
- Occupational Therapist
- Recreational Therapist
- Speech Pathologist
- Neuro Psychologist (available for consults if needed)
Independence Through Therapy
Therapists help patients and their families learn skills that can successfully be put into practice at home.
Physical Therapy - Will work to improve joint range of motion, muscle function and strength, endurance and coordination.
Occupational Therapy - Will help you learn and/or relearn the skills to care for yourself, such as feeding, grooming, hygiene and dressing.
Recreational Therapy - Will use a variety of recreational activities to improve your physical, mental and emotional well being, so that you can enjoy life and become active once again.
Speech Therapy - Can help you develop, understand and express meaningful language through writing, talking and other forms of communication; will also assist you with your ability to swallow, if needed.