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St. Mary Mercy's Rehabilitation Team includes psychiatrists, dieticians, medical social workers, nurses specialized in rehabilitation, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists.

Rehab Team Contact Information:

  • Main number: 734-655-3700
  • Referral Coordinator: 734-655-2816
  • Inpatient Rehab Director: 734-655-2815

What is a Rehabilitation Program?

Under your doctor's direction, rehabilitation specialists come together to provide a treatment program specifically suited to your needs. The number of services you receive will depend on your needs. Services may include:

  • Rehabilitation nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Audiology
  • Recreational therapy
  • Nutritional care
  • Rehabilitation counseling
  • Social work
  • Psychiatry/psychology
  • Chaplaincy
  • Survivor/family education
  • Support groups

When does Rehabilitation begin?

Rehabilitation will begin when your doctor determines that you're medically stable and able to benefit from it. Rehabilitation services are provided in many different places:

  • Acute care and rehabilitation hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • At home, though home health agencies

You may be involved in rehabilitation in some or all of these settings. It depends on your needs and what type of rehabilitation program will be best for you.

What will I do in Rehabilitation?

What you do in rehabilitation depends on what you need to become independent. You may work to improve your independence in many areas. These skills may include:

  • Self-care skills such as feeding, grooming, bathing and dressing
  • Mobility skills such as transferring, walking or self-propelling a wheelchair
  • Communication skills in speech and language
  • Cognitive skills such as memory or problem-solving
  • Social skills for interacting with other people

Vocational evaluation, driver's training and programs to improve your physical and emotional stamina so you can go back to work may also be a part of your rehabilitation program.

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