Each participant in the SSM Rehabilitation Hospital Day Institute Program has a treatment team that
collaborates on developing goals and a treatment plan specific to their needs. The
treatment team may include:
- Physician – A physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation
oversees each participant’s medical care and rehabilitation.
- Physical Therapist – Works with participants to gain greater mobility, muscle
strength and performance, joint motion and balance, and training on mobility devices.
- Occupational Therapist – Focuses treatment on regaining greater independence
with activities for daily living (such as daily tasks and self care), provides training
on adaptive techniques and devices, and works with assisting return to driving.
- Speech Language Pathologist – Provides tests, evaluation and treatment to
improve communication, thinking, memory, problem-solving and hearing skills, any
of which may be affected by illness or injury.
- Therapeutic Recreation Specialist – Provides participants with community
resources and assists with community re-integration by combining therapy goals with
participant’s recreational goals.
- Case Manager – Works with facilitating entry into the program by contacting
client and/or family, and manages insurance needs during the stay. Facilitates team
referral to next level of care upon discharge.
- Neuropsychologist – A clinical psychologist who works with participants and
families to identify needs and concerns related to the psychological aspects of
rehabilitation, including adjustment to changes.
- Program Specialist – Serves as the main contact for participants and families
during the partcipant’s program. Coordinates team conferences, family conferences
and family training sessions, and works closely with the therapists and case managers
to coordinate all aspects of a participant’s care.
- Each participant’s program is coordinated, evaluated and modified through regular
meetings of the Day Institute participant’s treatment team and input from the participant
and family. Reports are shared regularly.