Ascension Saint Thomas Inpatient Rehabilitation
Our Inpatient Rehabilitation unit helps patients with acute physical limitations progress toward independent living.
Since 1983, the Rehabilitation Unit has been providing the highest quality services designed to help patients with acute physical limitations progress toward independent living.
To be eligible for admission, the patient must be willing and able to participate in an intensive therapy program (3 hours per day) and have potential for improvement. In addition, the patient must require specialized rehabilitation medical management and rehabilitation nursing.
Our highly experienced Rehabilitation physicians direct and follow each patient's treatment and progress. The Nurse Practitioner visits patients frequently during their stay to ensure that services are coordinated to best meet their specific needs.
Specially trained rehabilitation nurses provide care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They educate patients and families to manage medical needs and encourage carry-over of techniques learned in therapy.
Specialized Treatment Programs
Based on each individual patient’s needs, our highly experienced rehab staff members implement specialized treatment programs.
These customized programs include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- General Rehabilitation
In order to ensure that we are providing the most effective treatment possible for our patients, we closely monitor our treatment results and patient/family satisfaction through national databases. We use this feedback to constantly improve and enhance the services that we provide to all our patients.
Our therapy staff is highly experienced the majority of our therapists have received advanced training in Neurodevelopmental Treatment Techniques and orthopedic rehabilitation. Therapy services are provided 7 days a week including weekends and holidays.
Depending on each patient’s needs, services provided may include:
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Speech-Language Pathology
The Ascension Saint Thomas Inpatient Rehabilitation unit is designed with “real-life” therapy areas - like a working kitchen and a simulated automobile - to prepare patients for returning home. Plus our gym has a spectacular view of the downtown Nashville skyline!
Preparing for Discharge
In preparation for discharge, the patient and family are trained by the rehabilitation staff in the skills needed at home. In order to ensure a safe transition home, family members who will be helping in the care of the patient will attend therapy sessions to learn how to provide assistance in the home setting. Our staff will provide individualized written discharge instructions that patients and their family caregivers can refer to once they return home. We will also arrange for any services or equipment that the patient may need after discharge.
For more information on the exceptional services provided by Ascension Saint Thomas Inpatient Rehabilitation, please contact one of our Admissions Coordinators:
Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown
Ascension Saint Thomas River Park Hospital
Reasons to Choose Ascension Saint Thomas Inpatient Rehab
- Highly experienced multidisciplinary team
- Excellent patient outcomes that exceed the nation and region
- Therapy services offered 7 days a week, 365 days a year
- State of the art equipment
- All private rooms
- A family member may stay overnight in the patient’s room if desired
- Immediate access to full service medical facilities if needed