The cardiac rehab program helps patients recover from a heart attack, bypass surgery or other cardiac procedures and illnesses. The program offers one-on-one medically supervised exercise with continuous ECG monitoring. The educational component of the cardiac rehab program helps teach the patient about their disease as well as offering wellness information to enhance a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Speech therapy is the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of speech, voice, language and swallowing disorders. At Memorial Hospital, our speech therapy department is able to provide the therapy services necessary to help a patient maintain or improve vital communication skills. Language is our most human characteristic. It is essential to learning, working, and enjoying family life and friendships.
Physical therapy is a skilled, professional treatment that helps people to restore normal functioning and improve mobility. Our team of physical therapists, through a variety of tests and evaluations, design individualized patient treatment plans and patient goals. Through therapeutic exercises, endurance training, training in activities of daily living, hydrotherapy, comprehensive wound care, electrical stimulation, and more, each patient receives the therapy needed to reach their goal.
Swing bed (or Skilled Nursing Care) is a Medicare program designed to provide additional inpatient care to those needing extra time to heal or strengthen before returning home. The term swing bed came from the idea that the patient will “swing”, or transition, from inpatient acute care through the program to return home to the same level of independence prior to entering the hospital. Find out when it is appropriate, what type of care is provided, and who would pay for this kind of patient care.