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Ascension Genesys Hospital - Inpatient Rehabilitation

Ascension Genesys Hospital - Inpatient Rehabilitation

  • Inpatient rehabilitation


Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Advanced specialty care for recovery from serious injury or illness

Ascension Genesys Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation helps to improve your quality of life after a trauma injury, stroke or surgery.

Ascension Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc, Michigan, delivers inpatient rehabilitation care for serious illnesses or traumatic injuries in our acute inpatient rehabilitation unit located on the Garden Level of the hospital.

When you choose Ascension Genesys, you’ll benefit from a team approach, bringing together the expertise of many health professionals with advanced rehabilitation training, always remembering that the most important team members are you and your family. 

Our team aims to provide quality comprehensive rehabilitation services to assist individuals achieve their highest possible level of independence.

You and your family are connected to specialized rehabilitation care for the following conditions:

  • Stroke
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord dysfunction or injuries
  • Amputation and limb impairment
  • Major Multiple Trauma
  • Cardiac / Pulmonary conditions
  • Neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Guillain-Barre' syndrome (GBS), and Parkinson's disease
  • Other neuro-muscular disorders and medically disabling conditions such as renal failure and post surgery may also qualify

For more information to schedule a visit, please call Admissions at (810) 606-6776.

Personalized care for your rehabilitation needs

You will benefit from comprehensive medical management led by doctors with extensive rehabilitation expertise. Medical specialist consultations are available on site as well as diagnostic tests and medical procedures as part of our hospital-based rehabilitation unit.

Therapy Sessions: Patients receive a minimum of three hours of therapy, five days a week. The sessions will address improving physical needs, patient/family education and discharge planning and psychosocial needs.

Therapy is scheduled at intervals throughout the day. The therapist, and in some cases the nursing staff, will request that family members attend a specific session for training, education or observation, in preparation for discharge.

Specialty Treatment Services:

  • Use of the LITEGAIT - an Unweighted/Supported Gait Training Device 
  • Use of VitalStim™ - a therapeutic intervention that uses a small current, passing through external electrodes on the neck, to stimulate inactive swallowing muscles. It is the only technology cleared by the FDA for restoring the swallowing function.
  • Therapists with advanced training in treatment for Stroke, Spinal Cord injury, Visual Perceptual deficits, Vestibular Disorder and the Parkinson's Big and Loud program
  • Wheelchair Services and Seating
  • Orthotics and Prosthetics services
  • Pharmacologic interventions to manage spasticity
  • Neuropsychologist

Quality of Life Services:

  • Pet Therapy visits
  • Spiritual Care visits
  • Liberal visiting hours
  • Free WIFI

What you do in rehabilitation depends on what you need to become successful upon discharge. You may work to improve your independence in many areas. They can include:

  • Self-care skills such as feeding, grooming, bathing and dressing
  • Mobility skills such as transferring, walking or self-propelling a wheelchair
  • Communication skills in speech and language
  • Cognitive skills such as memory or problem-solving

A team of supportive rehabilitation specialists

Whether you’re recovering from an illness or an injury, we’re here for you. Specialists at Ascension Genesys provide compassionate care for your rehabilitation needs. Our team focuses on improving your physical and emotional health and involves families and caregivers to help create a personalized care plan personalized to your specific needs. Your rehabilitation team includes:

  • Rehab Care Coordinators (case managers) - work with the individual, families, caregivers, and community agencies to address any medical care and/or equipment needs at the time of discharge. This may include providing information, making referrals and arranging for continuing care after discharge.
  • Rehabilitation Nurses - provide 24/7 care and support to prevent and manage complications, reinforce techniques learned in therapy and teach and encourage a healthy lifestyle adjustment.
  • Physical Therapists - provide evaluation and management of patients who are acutely or chronically ill with neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal or other conditions. The intent of physical therapy is to help improve an individual's physical function and movement when they are affected by an injury, illness or disability. Physical Therapy treatment focuses on exercise, balance activities and mobility. They will also help determine any equipment needs and will work on ordering and using this new equipment to maximize an individual's mobility.
  • Occupational Therapists - help maximize an individual’s independence in activities of daily living such as grooming, bathing, dressing, and feeding, homemaking, work and leisure activities as appropriate. Occupational Therapists will help determine any equipment needs and will work on ordering and using this new equipment to maximize an individual’s performance with activities of daily living.
  • Speech Language Pathologists - help maximize an individual's communication skills such as speaking, following directions, reading and writing. They may also address memory and problem solving. Another important role is to address swallowing disorders (dysphagia).
  • Physiatrist - is a doctor who specializes in rehabilitation medicine. The physiatrists manage the individual's treatment, and coordinate the care given by the rehab team.
  • Primary care physicians - assist in the management of medical needs .

Because care is individualized, involvement with the rehab team members may be different for each patient. The rehabilitation care team may also include a dietitian, pharmacist, neuropsychologist, respiratory therapist, orthotist/prosthetist and physician specialists. 

Community Reintegration Program

This program creates ways to help individuals return to independent living within the community. It allows them to practice skills used in therapy, such as walking or using a wheelchair in different settings. It also provides an opportunity for them to use their thinking and reasoning skills as they prepare to manage day to day functions in the community after discharge.

  • Transitional Living Apartment - This apartment is designed to imitate a “real life” living environment and is furnished with a standard bed, couch, recliner chair, kitchen table and chairs. This environment is used to prepare patients for transition home.
  • Restaurants (coffee shop, deli)
  • Retail Stores (pharmacy, medical equipment, Acorn Gift shop)
  • Bank
  • Cadillac on the unit for practice getting in and out of a vehicle 
  • Home Entrance with both ramp and stair options
  • Walking nature trails

For more information to schedule a visit, please call Admissions at (810) 606-6776.