Hospital Therapy Services

What can I expect from rehab therapy in the hospital?

Your physician may order a consult by a physical therapist, occupational therapist, or speech pathologist to evaluate you during your stay at Stamford Hospital. Acute care therapists will visit you and complete therapy in your hospital room.

The rehab therapy department at Stamford Health engages in a multidisciplinary approach to therapeutic services. After a comprehensive evaluation your therapist will discuss treatment options and recommendations with your medical team to ensure a safe transition following your stay at Stamford Health. You may be placed on a therapy program during your admission to address your physical, speech, swallowing or cognitive needs. The goals of hospital therapy services are to assess each patient & to collaborate with the healthcare team in determining the safest discharge plan. Therapists focus on your current level of mobility, self-care, cognition, and swallowing abilities. They may refer you to go home with homecare services, outpatient therapy, or further rehabilitation at an acute rehabilitation facility or subacute facility. Hospital rehab services also evaluate the need for equipment (i.e. cane, walker, commode) to ensure a safe and efficient discharge.

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