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Health News at St. Andrews
 

 New Rehabilitation Room Means More
 Services Close to Home

     

   
 

  BOOTHBAY HARBOR – Equipped with a stove, sink and a bathroom, the new St. Andrews Hospital and Healthcare Center Rehabilitation Room looks a lot like home.
  The room is designed to help people who are recovering from surgery, a stroke, heart attack or other debilitating medical condition regain their ability to accomplish daily activities so they can return home safely.
  “The rehabilitation room allows us to work toward our goal of helping people to maintain independence with self-care and engagement in valued life activities, preserving a sense of satisfaction and quality of life,” said Jim Stevens, Manager of Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy at St. Andrews .
 
St. Andrews physical, occupational and speech therapists work with doctors, nurses, dieticians and cardiopulmonary therapists to help patients reach their maximum potential.
 
The new room allows people from the Boothbay area to receive an expanded range of therapy services in their home community, avoiding the expense and inconvenience of long commutes.
 
Others services provided by St. Andrews include skilled and acute inpatient rehabilitation, aquatic rehabilitation, pediatric services and rehabilitation at home.
 
Providing a full range of rehabilitation services is increasingly important as people live longer, surviving serious medical problems such as a stroke or heart attack
 
The bathroom in the new rehabilitation room allows patients to rehearse getting in and out of the shower or bath, a frequent site of injuries. The stove allows patients to relearn cooking and practice new strategies to help them safely accomplish familiar tasks in new ways.
 
“This new space will help our community by providing patients with an environment to practice daily activities similar to their home environment. 
  With this new facility, our rehabilitation team of nurses, doctors and therapists can better prepare our patients and their families for a safe, smooth transition back to their home environment,” said Stevens
ies so they can return home safely.

 

 

     

 

     

 


     

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