Every patient is assigned a dedicated rehab team of physicians, therapists, nurses and more, to help them along the road to recovery.
Every patient is assigned a team of two physicians who guide the medical plan of care throughout their stay. Your assigned hospitalist will oversee your general medical care and your assigned physiatrist will manage your rehab plan of care. The doctors, with the assistance of the rehabilitation team, assess the patient’s medical status and needs while at Northeast Rehab.
Every patient is assigned a primary nurse and a licensed nursing assistant. The Nursing Team checks patients’ vitals (temperature, blood pressure, heart and breathing rate), administers medications and helps with daily care such as eating and bathing. They are continuously evaluating the patient’s physical, mental and medical response to interventions utilized.
Family and Friends
You provide the emotional support to the patient. Family and friends also provide the health care team with important facts about the patient’s past history and can help watch for changes. Team members will show you what you can do to help with the recovery process.
Case Managers provide emotional support to help the patient and the family adjust to being in the hospital. The case managers coordinate discharge planning, referral to community resources, and answer questions about insurance or disability. They relay information from weekly team meetings and facilitate communication between team members, the patient, and family as needed.
Physical Therapists (PT)
Physical therapists help the patient work toward maximizing their independence and quality of life by focusing on physical mobility training. Treatment may include range of motion/flexibility of the legs, strengthening or muscle re-education, balance, walking/gait training, stair climbing, transfer training, bed mobility training, education and if necessary instruction in the use of equipment such as walkers, canes, or wheelchairs.
Occupational Therapists (OT)
Occupational therapists help the patient work toward maximizing their independence and quality of life by focusing on Activities of Daily Living (ADL). ADLs are functional activities that the person performs every day. OT activities may include bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, feeding, sexuality education, functional transfers, functional communication (writing, typing, using the phone etc.) and home management.
Speech and Language Pathologists (SLP)
Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) provide evaluation and treatment for patients experiencing communication, cognitive, or swallowing difficulties following a stroke or other neurological dysfunction. Speech Therapy activities may focus on understanding what is said, speaking clearly and meaningfully, assessment and treatment of swallowing difficulties and assessment and treatment of cognitive difficulties, such as memory or concentration.
Dieticians assess nutritional needs of the patients. They work with the patient and other team members to help the patients meet their nutritional goals. The dieticians work closely with the patients to educate them about their dietary requirements, not only while in the hospital, but also for when they go home.
Some other team members may include:
- Respiratory therapy
- Certified Prosthetist/ Orthotist