Inpatient Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Services at Gundersen Health System will challenge you to restore function and quality of life after:

  • Stroke
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputation
  • Surgery
  • Broken bone(s) from a fall or accident
  • Other disabling conditions

While staying at the rehabilitation unit, you will focus on regaining as much "function" as possible so you can be as independent as possible. Our program focuses on helping people regain strength, balance and coordination as you re-learn to:

  • Walk
  • Get in and out of a bed, chair or car
  • Climb stairs
  • Eat, prepare food
  • Bathe, groom and get dressed
  • Use the toilet
  • Communicate
  • Do other activities based on your individual needs

Benefits of Gundersen Inpatient Rehab
When selecting a rehabilitation program, it's important to look at not only services offered but staffing, level and frequency of care, and performance measures. Gundersen offers many advantages such as:

  • A robust team approach
  • 24-hours specialized rehab nursing care
  • Three or more hours of combined rehab therapy at least five days a week
  • Shorter average length of stay
  • In-house emergency care if needed

It's a challenging program ...
Rehab is different than any other unit in the hospital. There's a sense of community that is unique. You'll take an active role in making decisions about your own care. You'll get to know the staff, and they'll get to know you. Everyone will work hard together to help you achieve your goals and gain your maximum level of independence.

Your Rehab team will include a variety of professional nurses, physicians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, recreation therapists and other staff. Your family may also play an important role in your rehabilitation.

It's individualized ...
You'll be involved in exercise programs and therapy for several hours each day, following a treatment plan designed especially for you. You may need specially designed equipment, and there are professionals on staff who can find it or adapt it for you.

Our goal is to help you recover as much as you can, increasing your sense of confidence and independence. You'll also learn about your abilities and how to compensate for your limitations. We want you to feel safe and as independent as possible when you return home.

A referral to our Inpatient Rehabilitation is usually made by a member of your care team after discussion with you and your family. Final admission approval may depend on approval by your insurance provider. You can be admitted from any setting and admission does not require a three-night hospital stay. For a referral to Gundersen's Inpatient Rehabilitation unit talk with your doctor.

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