Inpatient Rehabilitation Services
|Orange Regional Medical Center
707 East Main Street
Middletown, NY 10940
The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Orange Regional Medical Center provides state-of-the-art cognitive and physical rehabilitation to patients who have had a debilitating illness or acute injury. We provide modern facilities, equipment and programs designed to meet your needs in a caring and comfortable setting.
The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit has received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF conducted visited and conducted a surgery and reported that the "Exemplary Conformance" was achieved in two main areas: the Rehabilitation Unit Volunteer Program and the number of Certified Rehabilitation Nurses.
Inpatient rehabilitation services include:
If you have difficulty using your arms and hands, completing your daily activities, require an adaptive device, or need dynamic or static splinting, we will work with you to meet your personal goals.
Our compassionate physical therapists will evaluate your condition and create a customized treatment program that restores function and mobility and assesses your progress.
Is a treatment service designed to restore, remediate and rehabilitate a person's level of functioning and independence in life activities, to promote health and wellness as well as reduce or eliminate the activity limitations and restrictions to participate in life situations caused by an illness or disabling condition. Treatment may incorporate arts and crafts, animals, sports, games, dance and movement, music. Treatment is provided in groups or individual sessions.
If you have trouble with your voice, communication, cognition or swallowing, a speech language pathologist will help you understand your condition and/or improve your abilities.
We are also proud to offer the STAR Program® (Survivorship, Training and Rehabilitation) to patients diagnosed with cancer. As part of our STAR Program, you will receive comprehensive, individualized cancer rehabilitation treatment, covered by most insurance plans, to improve the symptoms affecting your daily functioning and quality of life.
Orange Regional offers Complementary Therapies as a part of your recovery. Complementary Therapies aim to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms of an illness. Orange Regional Medical Center offers Reiki Therapy as a natural approach to healing and wellness and our Pet Therapy Program helps make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of our patients.
Our specially trained therapists have more than 146 years of combined experience and consists of:
A physiatrist is a Board-certified physician who specializes in Physical Medicine and rehabilitation. He/she provides direct primary care for medical conditions and also coordinates and supervises individualized programs. The rehabilitation program prescribed by the physiatrist is designed to maximize your independence and help you reach the potential goals as determined by the treatment team. The team will be directed by the physiatrist.
Physical therapists teach you to improve your overall mobility, strength, range of motion,
balance and coordination making it easier for you to get around. Recommendations for
assistive devices such as canes and walkers are made by the physical therapist.
Occupational therapists work to improve your motor function, cognitive and perceptual abilities in order to increase independence in activities of daily living (ADL). ADLs are the self care tasks accomplished daily such as bathing, toileting, dressing and transfers. Your occupational therapist may make recommendations for home modifications or adaptive equipment.
Rehabilitation nurses have specialized skills to provide 24-hour direct patient care. The rehabilitation nurse establishes a personalized plan of care, including medication, self care and safety issues to meet your specific needs.The rehabilitation nurse also reinforces the skills learned in therapy and provides patients and family members education through a pattern of classes.
Case managers assist patients and family members with discharge planning to ensure a safe return home. The case manager will familiarize and educate you on available community resources. Family conferences are arranged through the case manager to discuss your goals and progress. Concerns regarding financial and/or insurance benefits are addressed by the case manager.
Speech Language Pathologist
The speech language pathologist evaluates and retrains patients who have lost the ability to communicate or swallow. Additionally, the speech language pathologist may work with patients in the areas of reading, writing, speaking or calculating numbers if these abilities are impaired.
Recreation is an important aspect of each person's life. The recreational therapist will plan activities specific to your needs. Pet therapy is one example of therapeutic recreation available to you.
Patients and family members sometimes experience difficulty adjusting to an illness or disability. For that reason, a variety of psychological and counseling services are offered. Psychology services may be included in your rehabilitation program if the physician or multidisciplinary team suspects that emotional, cognitive or adjustment issues are limiting your progress. This service is also available upon request by the patient or family members. Consultations with the psychologist are private and confidential. The choice to continue or discontinue psychological treatments and/or consultation is at the discretion of the patient.
At the time of admission, your dietary/nutritional needs are assessed. A specialized diet is then recommended for you by a registered dietician.