Rehabilitation Care

Offering care that focuses on improving a patient’s mobility and independence

Rehabilitation Care

The events that bring patients to rehabilitation at St. Francis change their lives forever. Because each person is unique, our team individualizes every patient’s care. We understand that each patient has individual needs and will progress at a different pace. Each patient’s treatment plan is different and designed to help that person improve all that they can to resume functional daily living.

With our warm, inviting atmosphere, inpatient rehabilitation at St. Francis is the best place for you to recover from an illness or injury. Best of all, St. Francis is close to home, allowing you to benefit from the support of your friends and family.

Located on the sixth floor of the Inpatient Tower, the 10-bed inpatient rehabilitation area offers care that focuses on improving a patient’s mobility and independence through physical, occupational, and speech therapies. St. Francis sees patients dealing with the physical effects of stroke, fractures, arthritis, cardiac surgery, or neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease.

Inpatient rehabilitation provides patients experiencing functional difficulties as the result of health problems with an opportunity to focus their energy on recovery. There are several benefits of inpatient rehabilitation at St. Francis:

  • Access to licensed physical, occupational, and speech therapists
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Home-like apartment setting to practice activities of daily living
  • Home evaluation for safety and physical challenges
  • Care from an interdisciplinary team of professionals working together to maximize recovery and individual gains
  • Weekly team conferences
  • Patient and family training
  • On-site pre-admission screening
  • Admission from hospital, home, or other facility

We’re happy to discuss our services and philosophy as well as arrange a tour of the inpatient rehabilitation area at St. Francis. Please call us at (308) 398-5770.

Rehabilitation greatly benefits patients who experience:

  • Limitations in self-care
  • Impaired mobility, balance, and coordination
  • Limitations in joint strength and motion
  • Changes in memory, thought processing, reasoning, and rational thinking
  • Speech and communication problems
  • Swallowing disorders

These functional difficulties may be the result of stroke, hip fractures, some forms of arthritis, amputations, neurological disorders (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, muscular dystrophy), major multiple trauma, spinal cord injury and brain injury.

If you believe you may benefit from inpatient rehabilitation services, please call us at (308) 398-5770. A member of our staff will perform a screening at no charge. If it’s determined that inpatient rehabilitation is not appropriate, we can discuss other alternatives and resources.

The Care Team

We take an interdisciplinary approach to patient care. This means that everyone on our treatment team works together to ensure you receive the best care and that we maximize your recovery. Your team can include, but is not limited to:

  • Physicians
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech/language pathologists
  • Social worker or case manager
  • Dietitian
  • Patient care assistants
  • You and your family

Other special services such as psychology and prosthesis training are available based on the needs of the patient. Spiritual care is available through our pastoral services department or local clergy members.

Shane Burr, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation