Helping Patients Build A New Life
Every day spent in rehabilitation is filled with challenges – but there are breakthroughs, too. Getting back to “before” is an attainable goal for some patients; for others, our care team provides them with the skills to navigate a new way of life. Team members include:
- Rehabilitation nurse
- Physical therapist
- Occupational therapist
- Recreational therapist
- Social worker
- Speech language pathologist
We want to provide the best inpatient rehabilitation care to our patients. At Vista, we value your input and encourage you to visit our program and let us know how we can better meet your needs. Please contact our program director at 847-360-2536 with feedback.
Rehabilitation Referral Process
To be admitted to the program, a patient evaluation must be performed by the Rehabilitation Program Intake Coordinator and one of the Rehabilitation Program’s attending physiatrists. Only patients who meet criteria and are accepted by the admitting physiatrist will be admitted. The process must be completed before the patient can be transferred to our program.
Once admitted to the program, our physiatrist becomes the attending physician for the patient during his/her rehabilitation stay. Primary care physicians are encouraged to visit and remain involved with their patients. After discharge, patients return to their primary care physician.
To be qualified for the Inpatient Rehabilitation program, patients should:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Require 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care and daily physician monitoring
- Require at least two forms of therapy (i.e., physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy)
- Have potential to gain significant function
- Be able to tolerate three hours of therapy per day, five days per week
- Be willing to work with the team on goals
Some of the common diagnoses are:
- Brain injury
- Bilateral joint replacement
- Congenital deformity
- Spinal cord injury
- Major multiple trauma
- Degenerative neurological condition
- Hip fracture
- Have a predetermined discharge plan
Rebuilding Lives Every Day
A traumatic injury...a stroke...a devastating medical condition. A person’s life is changed forever by these events. Vista’s Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Program provides the comprehensive recovery care needed for these patients with complex medical conditions.
Patients make greater progress in a setting that delivers quality medical care in an atmosphere that encourages family support and involvement. At Vista’s Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Program, you’ll find both. Plus, Vista’s certification by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for adult medical rehabilitation means that our unit meets the highest industry standards of care.