You may need physical therapy, occupational or speech therapy while you are recovering in the hospital. We provide specialized care for individuals recovering from:
- Spinal cord injury
- Cardiac disease
- Traumatic brain injury
- Neuromuscular disease (such as multiple sclerosis)
- Neurological disease (such as Guillain-Barre)
- Pulmonary disease
- Complex medical problems
- Orthopedic problems
Individualized care begins on day one to ensure a discharge that is as safe, comfortable and stress-free as possible. Patients can expect at least three hours of combined therapy time per day for five to seven days a week until discharge. Our experienced staff follows a patient-centered philosophy committed to achieving each patient's goal.
Froedtert Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
The 26-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit at Froedtert Hospital offers facilities designed to simulate a home environment as much as possible while ensuring comfort and social interaction. Our goal is to return you to the highest level of independence possible.
Our dedication to high-quality, individualized rehabilitative care has earned us accreditation by The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in four areas: Comprehensive Rehabilitation, as well as the Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke Specialty rehabilitation programs.
Your Rehabilitation Program
If you are admitted to one of the inpatient rehabilitation programs, you will be assigned a physician who will coordinate your program and manage any medical issues. Our physicians are specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), and each has further expertise in one of the four specialty programs. You can expect to see a physician every day you are in the hospital.
You can also expect to receive at least three hours of physical, occupational and/or speech therapy five days out of the week. Additional therapy services might include psychology, recreational therapy and vocational counseling, depending on need.
Specialized rehabilitation nurses will reinforce the skills learned in therapy sessions, and will teach you and your family about your conditions and how to manage your medical issues at home.
Case managers and social workers will assist in discharge planning to ensure a smooth transition from the program to home or another level of care.
Family members or caregivers are encouraged to participate in their loved one’s rehabilitation activities. Team members will schedule times for teaching on specific topics and encourage hands-on participation and practice. You and your support system will also participate in weekly multidisciplinary team meetings where we will discuss progress towards goals, concerns and discharge plans.
Our rehabilitation gym boasts state of the art technology such as functional electric stimulation (FES,) upper extremity robotics and the ZeroG unweighting system for gait training. Our staff of experienced and highly skilled therapists work with you in the gym or in private treatment areas to maximize abilities in a safe manner.
This accessible room allows patients to gather for meals and activities. The room features a working kitchen where you can practice daily activities with a therapist, as well as participate in recreational activities such as watching TV or DVD’s, gaming systems, making arts and crafts and using a computer with internet access. While the room is busy with therapy activities during the day, families often use this room in the evenings or on weekends to gather for celebrations or just to visit.
Training Bedroom and Bathroom
Our training bedroom and bathroom are designed to simulate home-like furniture and surfaces, to allow you to practice mobility skills in a realistic environment. This also helps our staff make the best recommendations for adaptive equipment or devices that you will need for safe mobility at home.