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Spinal Cord Injury Program

SPINAL CORD INJURY PROGRAM

Spinal Cord Injury –  for more than 10 years ALJ hospital Spinal Cord Injury Program has helped to restore hope and rebuild the lives of thousands of people who have sustained a traumatic injury or illness that has resulted in temporary or permanent paralysis.

 

ALJ Hospital treats a high volume of spinal cord injury (SCI) patients with multiple level of injury (Paraplegia, Tetraplegia), or have a dual diagnosis of spinal cord and brain injury.

 

Our patients go on to achieve some of the greatest functional improvements from the time they are admitted to the time they are discharged when compared to similar facilities and national statistics.

 

Our Continuum of Care includes:

Acute Care

Beginning a rehabilitation regimen within two weeks of injury can lead to increases in functional improvement and more cost-effective medical care for people with spinal cord injury.

The physicians determine the appropriate course for rehabilitation and begin working with the treatment team immediately to establish short- and long-term rehabilitation goals.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

inpatient rehabilitation program for spinal cord injury begins when the patient is able to participate in three hours of daily therapy. A team of professionals works together with you and your family to coordinate your care, set your goals and keep track of your progress.

 

Once a patient is stable and able to actively participate, a full-scale inpatient rehabilitation program begins with several hours of therapy each day. Our physical, occupational teach mobility, activities of daily living and reintegration back into the community.

 

Day Program

Day Program enables patients who no longer need 24-hour nursing care to continue their recovery and rehabilitation while living in nearby apartments provided by the Center.

Services are focused on the functional return of skills necessary for community reintegration. Services you may need include physical or occupational therapy, nursing, respiratory therapy, counseling sessions, therapeutic recreation and educational training sessions. Depending on your goals, you may need these services for a few days or a few weeks.

The day program also helps minimize the chance of further medical complications that are secondary to the neurological injury or illness.

Going home and perhaps back to work or school can be stressful. We offer a wide range of services to help make this transition go smoothly, including:

 

Medical care

  • Our nursing care continues in the day program and may include care for neurogenic bowel and bladder, spasticity, blood pressure, blood clots, contractures, strength and mobility issues.

  • Return-to-work counseling.

  • You may or may not be able to return to the same type of work you did before your injury.

  • Back-to-school program.

  • Life-skills training.

  • Our therapists help you practice the skills you’ll need to get through a normal day. This can include everything from grooming and dressing to managing your schedule and working with others.

  • Mobility training.

  • Outings into the surrounding neighborhood will help you practice skills you’ll need in your own community.

  • Family/caregiver training.

Outpatient Services

Outpatient provides medical treatment, therapies and care for people with disabilities for a wide range of needs on an outpatient basis.

Our programs provide individualized, integrative care and include family members when appropriate.