Hospital Supported Rehab For Illness or Injury
The team at the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center offers an extensive rehabilitation program that includes physical, occupational and speech therapy based on the individual needs of the patient. Specialized programs in neurological, spinal and orthopedic therapy are available for those recovering from stroke, Parkinson's and other brain disorders, spinal cord and back injuries and orthopedic surgeries. The team also works with amputees, burn victims, those suffering major trauma and other disabling conditions.
The 27-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit at Spring Valley Hospital was the first hospital-supported rehabilitation unit in southwest Las Vegas. An in-hospital rehabilitation center offers patients several advantages over skilled nursing facilities or other post-acute rehabilitation settings. There is a seamless transition from the acute care to the therapy setting at the hospital. At the same time, patients still have on-site access to their medical team at the hospital as well as to any other specialists and services — such as radiology, CentRx pharmacy and the lab — should additional care be needed.
The Inpatient Rehabilitation Center features all-private rooms with scenic views of the mountains or Las Vegas strip and has three large treatment areas with advanced therapy equipment, such as functional electronic stimulation, to help patients regain their strength, mobility and function. Functional electronic stimulation is used to enhance upper and lower extremity function and improve the recovery rate of stroke patients.
Successful Rehab Requires Active Participation
Inpatient rehabilitation is a transition from hospital to home. At the Spring Valley Hospital rehabilitation center, patients receive intensive therapy each day so active participation in the program is critical to their recovery. To encourage success, the rehabilitation team asks patients to:
- Participate fully in therapy — be ready for each activity based on a daily schedule
- Get active by getting out of bed, getting dressed and sitting in a chair for meals — the more active you are, the stronger you will become
- Communicate with the team, especially about your recovery goals and a discharge plan
- Be proactive about pain, which can hinder progress — talk to the staff so they can assist
- Stay active on weekends to continue to build strength, endurance and stamina
Family members and caregivers are also critical to the recovery process. The rehab team will provide training in many areas and caregivers are asked to participation in rehabilitation activities so know how to provide the best assistance and care at home.
Therapists at Spring Valley Hospital have expertise in spinal, neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation. Learn more about specialized programs >
The Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Spring Valley Hospital is open to patients of any physician who has privileges at the hospital. To be eligible for inpatient rehabilitation, patients should:
- Be medically stable
- Require regular, supervised care by a rehabilitation physician
- Require 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care
- Need at least two types of therapy
- Be able to participate in a minimum of three hours of therapy, five days a week
- Have the potential to improve their functional skill, including the ability to return or move to a supportive living environment
- Be motivated to participate in the program
For more information about inpatient rehabilitation, call 702-853-3422.
If you need a referral to a rehabilitation therapist or other physician at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center, call our free physician referral service at 702-388-4888.