Department at Grandell offers a wide-range of services in physical
therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy to accommodate
post-hospitalization patients for short-term rehab. Our state-of-the-art
gymnasium is the first in New York State facility with a fifty-five
foot long ceiling based rail/rehabilitation harness designed to
help restore confidence to amputees, patients with hip and knee
replacements, stroke, MS or others illnesses or injuries that have
affected balance, standing and walking.
An individual plan of care for rehab is developed
for every short-term patient or long-term resident who requires
rehab. The plan of care is developed based on doctor’s orders
and Medicare guidelines. Individual goals are set by each patient’s
assigned therapist. The patient’s age, medical diagnosis,
physical and emotional needs, cognition, and capabilities are taken
into consideration when a plan of care and goals are set.
Sub Acute Residents
When appropriate for the patient’s plan of care,
we utilize our rail/rehabilitation harness to help them stand and
to restore balance for walking. This special equipment eliminates
the fear of falling and helps to restore confidence in patients
so they can achieve faster progress and results. The harness locks
if a resident or patient loses balance or leans forward. It is beneficial
for those whose legs shake or are weak to gain self-confidence and
Our rehab department treats patients with various
illnesses and diagnoses including, but not limited to, Stroke, those
patients who require Cardiac Rehab (CHF) or have had cardiac surgery,
patients who have suffered a fracture, have had a knee or hip replacement,
those with Respiratory Disease (COPD), patients who have suffered
a decline in functional status in their activities of daily living,
patients with Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological illnesses,
patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, and patients who have
had an amputation.
Rehab at Grandell is offered six days a week. Progress
is recorded every day and evaluated weekly, and therapy plans are
modified to best maximize each participant’s rehab program.
Grandell offers a specialized rehab program for amputees.
In 2007 Grandell was approached by two lower-extremity amputees
who knew rehab was possible. In response to the Community’s
needs, Grandell installed a rail/rehabilitation harness system to
help those who were told that they would never walk again. The rail/rehabilitation
harness helps them stand and restore balance for walking. This special
equipment eliminates the fear of falling and helps to restore confidence
in patients so they can achieve faster progress and results. Grandell
is the first facility in New York State to utilize this special
For all amputees, we treat the whole patient for their
loss, not only assisting with their physical needs, but providing
emotional counseling and support through our Social Work Department.
Our team works with the patient’s doctor and surgeon throughout
their rehab at Grandell. Our team works with our patients around
the clock to assure the fullest program and care
is provided during their stay. We can assist recent amputees as
well as patients who have had an amputation in the past but may
have the capability to achieve better functioning.
New amputees are measured for a “crash helmet” that
is worn over the wound to protect the area while beginning initial
rehab. We provide coordination for the correct fitting prosthesis,
whether it is fitted at our facility or was fitted at the hospital.
Transition Back to the Community
When preparing for discharge, our social workers and
therapists work with outside agencies to coordinate services that
will be needed to prepare the resident for their personal living
environment. These may include an evaluation of their home environment,
home care, or coordination of medical services, nursing services
or outpatient rehabilitation.