Rehabilitation is the process of restoring skills and function after an illness or injury. At Trustpoint we have an interdisciplinary team of professionals who work together to create an individualized plan of care. You and your family are the most important part of our team. Your active participation is critical for the rehabilitation process to work. Below is a list of your team members and the role they will play in your recovery process.
The interdisciplinary treatment team is led by your attending physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. This physician will work with you and the rehab team to build a plan of care that will focus on your personal needs and goals. Your rehab physician will work with the doctors that referred you to Trustpoint to ensure the full scope of your medical needs are being met. We have over 90 consulting physicians on staff.
Your nurse is your care manager who will assess your medical needs on admission and coordinate your treatment throughout your stay. Your rehab nurse will educate you about diagnosis, patient safety, medications, bowel/bladder management, plan of care, and pain management. Nursing is here 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Currently, 50% of our eligible registered nurses have obtained CRRN (Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse)
Patient Care technician (PCT)
Your Patient Care Technician, or PCT, will work directly with both nursing and therapy to attend to your physical needs.
Your Physical Therapist, or PT, will focus on your mobility to improve your level of function so you can achieve the highest level of independence. Your physical therapist will develop a program with you to work on strength, endurance, balance, and coordination. Any special equipment needs will also be assessed.
Your Occupational Therapist, or OT, will focus on regaining your independence with Activities of Daily Living. Depending on your needs, these could be: eating, grooming, hygiene, dressing, bathing, personal management skills, home skills, training in the use of assistive devices, upper body strengthening, and evaluation of your home or work environment.
Your speech-language pathologist, or ST, will focus on evaluation and treatment in the areas of communication, swallowing, and cognition. Your treatment program will be designed to address deficits with memory, judgement, attention, reading, writing, and communication. We offer VitalStim therapy for those patients that have an impaired swallow.
Your Respiratory therapist, or RT, will assess and treat diseases, infections, or viruses of the cardiopulmonary system.
Each patient is assigned a case manager. Your case manager will coordinate and communicate with you and the rehab team your insurance coverage, recommendations for medical equipment, home versus outpatient therapy, scheduling patient education/home evaluations, projected discharge date and discharge process. Discharge planning begins on the day you arrive and our goal is to prepare you to return home and back to the community.
Your dietitian will work closely with the rehab treatment team to coordinate your medical and nutritional needs. Your dietitian will provide education on how to make good food choices to speed the recovery process, prevent disease, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.