Our rehab team works closely with nurses, respiratory therapists, physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to provide holistic care that results in excellent outcomes. When admitted, patients will be evaluated for therapy within 24-72 hours (depending on the day and time of admission). Following that, a treatment plan is developed. Treatment frequency ranges from one to five times per week, Monday through Friday, as deemed appropriate by the therapy team.
Physical therapy is focused on helping patients improve their functional mobility. An example treatment plan may include posture re-education, balance training, strengthening exercise and more.
Occupational therapy helps patients in the areas of daily living, functional mobility and upper body function. Treatment plans may include self-care training, coordination exercises, cognitive skills training and more.
Speech therapy addresses the needs of patients who have had tracheotomies, are at risk for swallowing disorders or have cognitive or communication disorders. These therapies supplement the patient's medical care needs while at Seton.
St.Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital treats patients with complex respiratory needs, and provides respiratory therapy services 24 hours a day. We specialize in weaning patients from the ventilator, as well as treating complex pneumonia, Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and CHF/COPD/Asthma related illnesses and intestinal lung disease. Patients who fail vent-weaning attempts at a short-term acute hospital are ideal candidates for Seton Specialty Hospital. This is because an ICU level of care can be provided while allowing specialized treatment for an extended period of time.
Animal-assisted therapy helps patients get better physically and emotionally. Working with professional rehab or a pet therapy dog, patients improve their range of motion, strength, endurance and more.