Acute Physical Rehabilitation Care Team
Lodi Health's Acute Physical Rehabilitation interdisciplinary team consists of:
The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) doctor specializes in recovering the function of patients who have had injuries to the bones, muscles and nervous system. PM&R doctor will coordinate your care with other medical specialists as needed.
Registered Nurses (RN)
Specially trained RNs promote each patient’s independence while providing treatment care in areas such as diabetic and medication management, urinary and bowel care, carry over of therapy training strategies for eating, bathing, dressing and mobility.
Focus on improving the physical strength, balance and mobility to maximize the patient’s quality of life, independence, and safety
Maximize patient’s ability to perform basic self-care such as eating, bathing and dressing and increase function of the neurologically impaired arm
Facilitate the recovery of various cognitive/neurologic problems, including communication, memory, attention, problem solving, and swallowing.
Provides a variety of activities designed to optimize patient’s leisure involvement to promote health and well being. Activities include stress management/coping skills, participation in prior hobbies and leisure, socialization with family and friends, and community reintegration.
Assess each patient’s nutritional needs and provide education to the patient and family members.
Social Workers/Case Managers/Patient Discharge Advocates
Health-care team members assist with community resources, equipment needs, and post discharge appointments for smooth transition back to home or community setting. Social workers also provide emotional and coping support to patients/family members and assist with resource application