Presence Health Rehabilitation features of dedicated network of specially trained therapists, nurses and support staff bound by a common goal: getting you back to the active and independent life you love.
Whether you’re recovering in one of our comprehensive inpatient patient units or outpatient therapy centers, your care team will work together with you and your primary care physician to develop a personalized treatment plan. Throughout every phase of care, these specialists will closely monitor your progress, and adjust your therapy as needed, and arm you with the tools and education you need to find lasting success.
Dedicated Team to See You Through
Depending on your specific conditions and goals, your rehabilitation care team may include:
- Physiatrist: Physiatrists are physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation who coordinate and supervise your medical care and rehabilitation. The physician’s team works with your therapy team to create a tailor-made program and monitor and maximize your progress.
- Physical Therapist: Physical therapists focus on improving strength, endurance, motor control and stability. They may help you improve your ability to stand, walk, climb steps or push yourself in a wheelchair, if necessary.
- Occupational Therapist: Occupational therapists teach daily living activities, such as dressing, bathing, eating and tasks involving household chores. Your therapy also may include strengthening weak muscles, educating you about energy conservation and accomplishing daily activities using special equipment.
- Speech and Language Pathologist: Speech and language therapists work with patients who have problems speaking, thinking and swallowing. These therapists may teach you methods that will help you to communicate with the treatment team and your family. If you have swallowing problems, the therapist works with you to help you eat and drink safely.
- Rehabilitation Nurses: Rehabilitation nurses take a holistic approach to meeting your physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs. They’re here to help you achieve your fullest potential health potential, adapt to disabilities and work toward productive, independent lives.
- Psychologist: Psychology services are available to help you adjust to changes in your medical condition. Psychological services may be included in your treatment plan if depression, anxiety or another similar condition affects your progress in rehabilitation. Neuropsychological testing and ongoing care may be recommended to assess your memory, reasoning, behavior and decision making skills.
- Case Manager: Presence Health case managers are responsible for coordinating your care and discharge planning from an inpatient rehabilitation unit. Keeping you involved in your plan of care is an important component of their job. Upon your request, the case manager will include your family or others in your care. Community resources, which include support groups and other advocacy information, are available after discharge and provided by your case manager.
- Dietitian: A dietician will visit you early in your stay to complete a nutrition assessment. The assessment will include a review of your special nutritional and cultural needs. In conjunction with your medical practitioner, the dietician will recommend the best plan for you.
Other specialists may include a recreational therapist, orthotic/prosthetic consultant and spiritual counselor, as needed.
Find a Rehabilitation Center Near You
Presence Health offers convenient inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation locations across Chicago and the suburbs we love to serve. Find a convenient location below, or request an appointment and we’ll point you to the right provider.