Inpatient Rehabilitation Center
Rehabilitation helps patients suffering from debilitating injuries or illnesses regain strength, mobility and function in order to achieve their highest level of independence.
The team at the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center works with patients recovering from stroke and other brain injuries, neurological disorders, spinal cord and back injuries, orthopedic surgeries and other conditions. Desert Springs Hospital also offers cardiac rehabilitation for those recently experienced cardiac issues like heart surgery or heart attack.
The 22-bed unit features private rooms with private full bathrooms, each medically equipped to promote patient safety and to facilitate quality 24-hour nursing care and medical management. The Center features therapy gyms with the most advanced equipment to help patients regain their strength, mobility and function.
Successful Rehab Requires Active Participation
Rehabilitation is a transition from hospital to home. At the Desert Springs Hospital rehabilitation center, patients receive intensive therapy each day so active participation in the program is critical to their recovery. To encourage success, the rehabilitation team asks patients to:
- Participate fully in therapy — be ready for each activity based on a daily schedule
- Get active by getting out of bed, getting dressed and sitting in a chair for meals — the more active you are, the stronger you will become
- Communicate with the team, especially about your recovery goals and a discharge plan
- Be proactive about pain, which can hinder progress — talk to the staff so they can assist
- Stay active on weekends to continue to build strength, endurance and stamina
Family members and caregivers are also critical to the recovery process. The rehab team will provide training in many areas and caregivers are asked to participation in rehabilitation activities so know how to provide the best assistance and care at home.
To be eligible for inpatient rehabilitation services at Desert Springs Hospital, patients should:
- Be medically stable
- Require regular, supervised care by a rehabilitation physician
- Require 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care
- Need at least two types of therapy
- Be able to participate in a minimum of three hours of therapy, five days a week
- Have the potential to improve their functional skill, including the ability to return or move to a supportive living environment
- Be motivated to participate in the program