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How We're Different

The level of care you will receive at Providence St. Peter Inpatient Rehabilitation is distinctly different from rehabilitation services offered at other facilities. Our primary focus is rehabilitation and our unit is the best place for patients who have both significant medical needs AND rehabilitation needs. Our goal is to return patients to the most independent lifestyle possible. The high quality of medical, therapy and nursing services as well as the overall coordination of care makes inpatient rehabilitation the best choice for you or your loved one.

Medical Care

The rehabilitation team is led by a physiatrist, a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Physiatrists look at patients holistically to restore function, overcome physical limitations and prevent impairments. They are responsible for evaluating and treating your medical needs during your rehabilitation stay. In addition, they supervise the entire rehabilitation team, and direct the total rehabilitation process.

A neuropsychologist is available for patients who need help adjusting to the emotional or psychological effects of a stroke. They also see patients for cognitive and/or behavioral issues related to brain injury, stroke, or other illnesses.

Because we are located directly on the Providence St. Peter campus, you also have access to medical and surgical specialists trained in critical care, internal medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, and other disciplines. In addition, we offer on-site ancillary services such as radiology, respiratory therapy and laboratory services.

Therapy Services

Providence St. Peter Inpatient Rehabilitation provides intensive therapy services which means you will receive three hours of therapy at least 5 days a week. Your therapy team will consist of a physical therapist, an occupational therapist and if needed, a speech-language pathologist. Therapy is offered Monday through Saturday and limited services on Sunday. The intensity and availability of therapeutic services provided through inpatient rehabilitation will help you achieve the best possible outcome allowing you to return back home and to the community as soon as possible.

Nursing Services

In addition to our high quality medical and therapeutic services, our inpatient nursing care sets us apart from other facilities. Our rehabilitation nurses play a crucial role in a patient’s rehabilitative care and are on hand 24/7 to help patients attain optimal function, health and adapt to an altered lifestyle. Many of our nurses are Certified Registered Rehabilitation Nurses (CRRN), in addition Providence St. Peter has earned the Magnet Designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The designation recognizes quality and excellence in nursing care. Rehabilitation nurses work together with your therapy team reinforcing transfer techniques, mobility skills and use of adaptive equipment. In addition, our nursing staff helps to identify patient, family and caregiver education needs with a focus on modifiable risk factors and secondary prevention.

Coordination of Care

Our interdisciplinary team works together with patients and families to develop goal-oriented, physician-supervised treatment plans for each patient. The team focuses on the medical and functional issues that affect day-to-day life, addressing physical, cognitive, and emotional factors in order to increase one’s ability to live independently. Coordination of care is strengthened by weekly team and patient-family conferences.