This specialized unit at Lutheran Medical Center is a Federally designated and accredited Medicare/Medicaid inpatient facility providing the highest level of rehabilitative care available. While most hospital programs offer a quick therapy visit at the bedside, Lutheran's inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) offers an intense three hour daily therapy program. In fact, many patients transfer to Lutheran's inpatient rehabilitation facility from other hospitals because of its innovative and aggressive therapy regimens. This often means a faster recovery process. Lutheran's innovative and advanced technologies for rehabilitation are provided by highly trained, dedicated and friendly staff that make you and your family's needs a priority.
When further rehabilitation is needed after hospitalization,Lutheran Augustana Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation provides sub acute care that is conveniently located directly across the street from Lutheran Medical Center. Physicians and rehabilitation therapists continue to follow their patients at Augustana ensuring no interruption of care and the transfer process is quick and efficient simply taking patients over a bridge that connects the two facilities.
The latest technologies and equipment At Augustana include a simulated studio apartment equipped with a kitchen, bathroom and other at home challenges to help you improve the skills you will need to function independently. Additionally, an outdoor garden with steps, curbs, ramps and rails help train patients to easily navigate through the outside world.
Lutheran has three outpatient sites offered through the Lutheran Family Health Centers network located throughout southwest Brooklyn. Each site offers highly trained, fully licensed physical and occupational therapists, speech therapists and audiologist who design individual therapy programs using the latest equipment and therapies. Lutheran's outpatient programs offer a wide range of services including audiology, developmental/early interventional screenings for children, physical and occupational therapies, pre-/post-pregnancy rehabilitation, sports rehabilitation and vestibular (dizziness) dysfunction. In addition, Lutheran has a Wellness Program for patients who have completed their rehabilitation but wish to continue making improvements to their quality of life.
Stroke Rehabilitation - A Center of Excellence
Life after stroke is difficult, that's why Lutheran HealthCare Rehabilitation Services offers a coordinated approach to treating this life altering condition at every Lutheran rehabilitation site and at each level of care.
Treatments for disabilities caused by stroke include innovative protocols including Botox injections, baclofen pumps to reduce muscle spasm and spasticity, vestibular therapy for dizziness, acupuncture for pain, electrical stimulation for paralyzed muscles, exercise programs to regain the ability to walk, speech therapy and more.
Most importantly, treatments are focused on patients who have had a recent stroke as well as those who have suffered from stroke-related disabilities for years. With Lutheran's "Re-train the Brain" stroke recovery program many long-suffering patients can regain long lost mobility and function. Lutheran's multi-disciplinary stroke team specializes in treating the lingering effects of stroke such as depression, pain and paralysis.
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Our goal is to work with you to improve your quality of life - to get back to do the things you love!
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