Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
Rehabilitation is a medical specialty which helps restore people affected by potentially disabling disease or traumatic injury to good health and functional, productive lives and also helps minimize physical or cognitive disabilities.
The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit of Medical Center of South Arkansas utilizes an interdisciplinary team approach under the direction of neurologist Shailesh Vora, MD. The other members of this specialized team are physical and occupational therapists and their aides/assistants, speech and language pathologists, rehabilitation nurses, and nurses’ aides who all work with patients to restore the greatest level of function or independence. The rehab team helps individuals overcome obstacles and accomplish normal tasks of daily living.
Nearly 50 million Americans are disabled. Disability does not discriminate - every person is at risk of disability. Therefore, everyone is a potential candidate for rehabilitation at some point in their lives.
Rehabilitation is an integral part of healthcare and a tremendous component in providing patients with positive outcomes. It is individualized so every patient can progress at his or her own ability level. Rehabilitation can lengthen life, improve the quality of life and reduce subsequent illness.
Statistics show that medical rehabilitation improves lives and saves money. For every $1 spent on rehabilitative care, it is estimated that $11 are saved on long-term disability costs. People participating in rehabilitation programs of care are able to regain productivity and return to work, school and independent living.
For more information about our rehab services, call 863-2664. The Medical Center of South Arkansas.