Short Term Rehabilitation

Vestal Park Short Term Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation at Vestal Park offers a supportive environment for people who have experienced a disabling injury or illness. Our Rehabilitation staff works with residents to regain the highest level of function and independence possible.

Our experienced, fulltime rehabilitation professionals are dedicated providers of skilled and compassionate care using state-of-the-art equipment, individually-tailored therapy programs, and motivational skills on a daily basis.

Following a thorough evaluation by our team of physicians, nurses and therapists, a treatment plan is customized to meet each patient's needs and goals. Most individuals require a combination of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and skilled nursing care. Our interdisciplinary team approach includes incorporating meaningful daily activities into treatment plans, providing an integral link to achieving individual goals for recovery.

Prior to discharge, a home visit by our rehabilitation team may be warranted to assess home safety and to make recommendations concerning patient care. Individuals who have reached their maximum rehabilitation potential, yet are unable to safely return home, will be offered permanent residency. A rehabilitation maintenance program to sustain strength and mobility may be recommended at this time.

Our ultimate goal is to help individuals return home to a quality, productive, healthy life.

Common Conditions:
Neurological deficits
Arthritic deficits
Gait dysfunction
Parkinson's Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Compression fractures of spine
Motor vehicle accidents
Fractures of upper/lower extremity
Speech Therapy Includes
Evaluation and treatment
Speech/language deficits
Dysphagia disorders
Cognitive limitations
Voice disorders
Augmentative communication device
Evaluation and training
Food texture evaluations
All Disciplines Participate In:
Treatment plan establishment
Resident/Family Care Conferences
Utilization review
Quality assurance
Family training
Staff in-services
Resident safety programs
Community education
Discharge planning
Occupational Therapy Includes:
Splint fabrication and modification
Muscle re-education
Mat exerces
Instruction in self-help tasks
Assistive device assessment and training
Cognitive/perceptual assessments
Home evaluations
Energy conservation techniques
Safety education
Family education
Activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, grooming)
Physical Therapy Includes:
Mat exercises
Transfer training
Prosthetic evaluation and training
Home evaluations
Electric stimulation
Wound care/debridement
Supervision of maintenance care program
Ambulation training on all levels with devices
Motor function restoration, coordination and training