The Parkview Rehabilitation Center offers a number of features designed to enhance recovery for patients.
Activities of Daily Living Suite
This area affords patients and families the opportunity to learn and practice domestic skills in a homelike environment.
Transitional Living Unit
The Transitional Living Unit resembles a small, accessible apartment, complete with bedroom, sitting area, kitchen and full bathroom. It is available to patients and their caregivers – on the recommendation of the therapy team – as part of a patient’s individual rehab program. Moving about the unit allows the individual to practice the skills necessary to return to living in his or her own home.
Community Re-entry Program
The rehab center’s wheelchair-accessible bus takes patients and their families “on the road” to practice the skills they have learned in the hospital setting. Each outing has a particular goal and is supervised by the recreational therapist, as well as other therapy staff members. Typical outing destinations include restaurants, stores, salons, malls and theaters. Staff members help patients and their families identify and overcome obstacles that will be faced after discharge.
If appropriate, the rehab team may incorporate into the patient’s treatment care plan the use of a therapeutic heated pool with lift access.
The lounge area is the center of activity for scheduled events and free-time visiting for large groups. A computer is available for patients and families for research and education.
Therapists may incorporate any of the following into a patient’s treatment care plan as appropriate:
- Practicing with Wii™ and Wii Fit™ can help build hand-eye coordination.
- Bioness® devices can assist with movement for patients who are experiencing weakness in arms and legs as a result of stroke, illness or injury. Small, lightweight devices using mild electrical stimulation may be used to help with hand and foot movement. Parkview Rehabilitation Center uses the NESS H200® Hand Rehabilitation System and the NESS L300™ Foot Drop System by Bioness, a leading manufacturer of advanced technology devices improving mobility and independence for people with neurological or spinal cord damage.
- LiteGait® gait therapy can help patients who have difficulty with balance and mobility. This piece of equipment uses a harness to support part of the patient’s weight and provides stabilization as he or she practices walking under the supervision of a physical therapist.
- VitalStim®, non-invasive treatment for patients who have dysphagia, can help overcome difficulty swallowing.
Wii™ and Wii Fit™ are trademarks of Nintendo.
Bioness®, NESS L300™ and NESS H200® are trademarks of Bioness Inc.
LiteGait® is a registered trademark of Mobility Research.
VitalStim® is a registered trademark of Empi, Inc.