Why Choose St. Luke's Rehab
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Inpatient rehabilitation is a 24 hour commitment to each patient. Patients recovering from a stroke, brain or spinal cord injury, or other condition need intense rehabilitation and nursing care. Our caring staff uses a wide range of therapies, counseling, support groups and education as part of an individualized care plan for each patient. In addition, we have 24/7 access to specialists, imaging and lab services onsite should they be required during your care.
Most referrals to St. Luke's Inpatient Rehabilitation are made by the patient's doctor. Other health professionals, such as discharge planners, social workers, therapists or insurance companies may also make referrals.
Rehabilitation is a 24-hour commitment to each patient. All team members work together to improve a patient's quality of life and help them adjust to illness or injury. During a patient's stay, a specially trained rehabilitation doctor oversees a patient's care plan to ensure goals are met. To reach these goals, patients participate in at least three hours of therapy Monday through Friday and have less intensive therapy on the weekends. Therapy may include physical, occupational, recreation and speech therapy. Patients receive 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care.
PODCAST EPISODE: Rehabilitation Medicine
Dr. Stanley Mathew, medical director for St. Luke's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss rehabilitation medicine, common injuries, treatments and more.
Our rehab program has been established for more than 40 years with several years of achieving the prestigious CARF accreditation. Our providers collective experience ensures the best outcomes for our patients.
Patients have a number of tools available to practice personal skills such as bathing, dressing and cooking. They also practice getting in and out of a car and negotiating curbs and stairs. A transitional apartment provides a practice home environment for patients and their families to live in before leaving the hospital.
Psychological testing, counseling, education and support groups may also be part of a patient's care plan.
Team communication is an important part of St. Luke's Inpatient Rehabilitation. Patients meet with members of the team during their first week to help determine needs, and then periodically during the patient's stay to review progress
Our Therapists work with our onsite health technology fabrication generate lab to create individualized solutions for our patient's needs. Read Anna's story.
CARF Accreditation in Cedar Rapids
CARF is an independent, not-for-profit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. Learn more about CARF.
UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's: The Only CARF Accredited Hospital in the Cedar Rapids Area
St. Luke's has received recognition from CARF for over 40 years and is the only hospital in the Cedar Rapids area to receive accreditation. Programs accredited included:
• Brain Injury Program
• Inpatient Rehabilitation
• Stroke Rehabilitation Program
Learn how CARF suggests you should choose physical medicine & rehabilitation services for your loved one.