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Who works at rehab centers?

Who works at rehab centers?

Medical personel: Rehab centers typically cater to people with injuries requiring in patient rehabilitation. Thus you will find physiatrists, probably a consulting neurologist, neurosurgeon and orthopedist; pain specialist, speech therapist, occupational and physical therapist and assistant therapist, and nursing staff. There are often psychologists and psychiatrists. ...Read more

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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more


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Do blind rehabilitation centers help each coping skills?

Do blind rehabilitation centers help each  coping skills?

Sometimes: Low vision rehab is variable from place to place. It is clear that a person must be okay with their vision before any meaningful progress can be made with the rehab process. ...Read more

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Do cancer centers provide rehabilitation services for cancer survivors?

Do cancer centers provide rehabilitation services for cancer survivors?

Some do and: Some do not. Some of the larger ones like md anderson, mayo and moffitt do offer these services. Cancer rehabilitation has been proven to enhance quality of life and should be offered. If a cancer center does offer cancer rehab, ask your oncologist to send you to a general physiatrist for recommendations and a possible rehabilitation plan. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Are their social development programs for graduates from neonatal intensive care unit?

Are their social development programs for graduates from neonatal intensive care unit?

Development: Many nicus have developmental follow up clinics to evaluate progress and needs after going home from the nicu and the children are prescribed physical, occupational, and speech therapy as is warranted. The therapy occurs on developmentally appropriate levels which is often through play therapy. ...Read more

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Do cardiac rehabilitation programs address sex?

Do cardiac rehabilitation programs address sex?

Yes: As cardiac rehab involves supervised exercise and advising the patient as to what types of exercise can be done, the issure of sexual activity should be discussed with the patient. ...Read more

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Where is cardiac rehabilitation done?

Where is cardiac rehabilitation done?

Cardiac rehab: Usually at a dedicated facility. Commonly associated with hospital, heart group, or rehab center.Check yellow pages or call your physician for specify referrals. ...Read more

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Will all occupational therapy programs become doctorates like PT programs did?

Will all occupational therapy programs become doctorates like PT programs did?

Not sure: But I found a good link on the internet that might have the answers you are looking for. AOTA The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. . Check it out. ...Read more

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What are places of employment for cardiac rehab specialists?

What are places of employment for cardiac rehab specialists?

Hospital based: Typically, cardiac rehabilitation programs are based in hospitals. Rarely, an hmo or other similar organization may offer similar services. Likewise, sometimes community colleges or organizations like the ymca may have rehabilitation programs. These are usually for healthier people. ...Read more

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Whoqualifies for residential mental health treatment centers?

Whoqualifies for residential mental health treatment centers?

Level of care: Honestly there is considerable variation from place to place about how this works. However if you want to get a sense of how things "ought" to work you should search for the "level of care and utilization system" of the american association of community psychiatrists. It is a bit complicated but covers the factors that determine medically appropriate residential care. ...Read more

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Are hospital-sponsored senior programs beneficial?

Are hospital-sponsored senior programs beneficial?

Yes: Boredom for seniors can be a risk factor. Plus it's a nice way to make friends. ...Read more

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Are there risks involved with cardiac rehab programs?

Are there risks involved with cardiac rehab programs?

Minimal: Cardiac rehab is conducted under EKG monitoring just like in a hospital. The majority of patients have undergone angioplasty/stent placement or bypass surgery. Such patients have been "revascularized." prior to being enrolled in rehab, a patient has a stress test to be certain there are no significant signs of ischemia (inadequate blood flow to the heart muscle). Rehab strengthens the heart. ...Read more

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What do cardiac rehab programs consist of?

What do cardiac rehab programs consist of?

Not just execise: A nurse and an exercise physiologist evaluate a patient and assess what level of fitness they are and design a program to meet a pespecified goal. They are then given instuctions and meet with a class 2 or 3 times a week. While exrecisiin the pts are monitered and have there blood pressures and rythm checked prior to and after execise. Often dieticians will come and advise as well. ...Read more

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Are there risks involved with cardiac rehabilitation programs?

Are there risks involved with cardiac rehabilitation programs?

Cardiac rehab: Cardiac rehabilitation is targeted to help minimize risks. For less stable patients, we monitor them during the exercise phase. The risks are pretty minimal but since patients have cardiac problems as the reason they are there, as the saying goes stuff happens.......But rarely. ...Read more

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What blind rehabilitation services will the va offer for veterans?

What blind rehabilitation services will the va offer for veterans?

Many: The va offers mobility training, vision aids for low vision, psychological counseling and family service. Service connected veterans with low vision related to their service are eligible without question for these. Others might be eligible depending upon their individual circumstances. ...Read more

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Where are guide dog training centers located?

Where are guide dog training centers located?

Hope this helps...: http://www.animalbehaviorcollege.com/courses/locations/

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How are palliative care programs set up?

How are palliative care programs set up?

Good question!: I wasn't sure, but i found this: http://www.Growthhouse.Org/palliative/ there is also a national association for homecare and hospice; they may have more useful information. It's a great question, and a much-needed service! ...Read more

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What are the va blind rehabilitation services?

What are the va blind rehabilitation services?

Assist the blind: The va hospitals have rehabilitation programs for a variety of dysfunctions and blindness is one of the core programs. Your va ophthalmologist can direct you to this assistance which is a valuable part of their program. ...Read more

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What education is required for cardiac rehab?

What education is required for cardiac rehab?

Nursing, therapist: The rehabilitation department is usually occupied with physical therapist, occupational therapist, and nursing staff -- and they can be registered nurse or licensed practical nurse and nursing assistant. There is always a supervising physician responsible as the medical director of the facility --. ...Read more

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Question for total knee replacement-is inpatient rehab necessary?

Not necessarily: After a total knee replacement, you will definitely need physical therapy. The setting will depend on your general health and other medical co-morbidities. The different settings could include home with outpatient therapy, home with home health therapy, at a skilled nursing facility, or at an inpatient rehabilitation facility. Your doctors will help determine the most appropriate rehab setting. ...Read more

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How can someone get sober with out having to go to a rehab center?

Try AA: Depending on how much you have been drinking or using an addictive drug, you can stop it without medical detoxification, and begin to attend a 12 step support group each day to get you on the path to sobriety. If you have already tried this and failed multiple time then an inpatient rehab setting is the next step, and often successful. The advantage is you are away from temptation. ...Read more

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What to do if a family friend's son is a gambling addict. Looking for rehab center and how much they are?

What to do if a family friend's son is a gambling addict. Looking for rehab center and how much they are?

Gambling: Many questions. Great that you're concerned about your friend. Of course if they do not want help ? Long-term or 30 days 60 day not necessarily as a good therapist. Personal life situation, they have to be involved -have to like the situation and be ready. Please use internet to search out places in your area if that's what you need. If can go anywhere in the world same. Ask around for quality. ...Read more

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What kind of treatments does a rehab center provide?

Daily routines: Patients receive therapies, physical, occupational, speech and recreational in order to restore needed function, strength and endurance. They also meet with psychologists and social workers as appropriate. Different facilities offer unique options depending on location, exposure or resources. Some are more academic, some perform research and appear fairly creative. Routines are need based. ...Read more

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If I go back to assisted living from rehab center, will medicare pay for my pt or an aide there?

If I go back to assisted living from rehab center, will medicare pay for my pt or an aide there?

Many variable: Many variables - no black and white answer -you should check with medicare and/or with whatever company handles your supplementary insurance. ...Read more

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If someone is a danger to themself can you get them committed to a drug rehab center against their will? I know you can do this with a mental ward

No: Not at a drug or alcohol treatment facility. They will not take dangerous individuals there. Psychiatric wards will and do admit those that are dangerous to themselves or others involuntarily, but it also a complicated procedure. I would call your local hospital about their policies and practices before rushing to a decision. ...Read more

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At my grandma’s rehab center, i’d see that the aids did all the work and the lpns told them what to do, and the rns passed out drugs. Is that the way it’s done?

At my grandma’s rehab center, i’d see that the aids did all the work and the lpns told them what to do, and the rns passed out drugs. Is that the way it’s done?

Different work: There are multiple kinds of "work" in a rehab center or hospital. Some of this you never see, or may not recognize as "work". Making sure the medications are correctly prepared, documented, and given is work also. Different training, different responsibilities and tasks. ...Read more

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What is a pulmonary rehab. Center?

Pulmonary rehab: Pulmonary rehab centers provide therapy for people with breathing problems. They teach energy conservation techniques, strengthening of the accessory muscles of breathing and different breathing techniques for people with pulmonary problems. ...Read more

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How should I prepare to return home after stroke treatment at rehab center?

How should I prepare to return home after stroke treatment at rehab center?

Working closely with: Working closely with the rehab team is crucial. They will provide education and training for not only the patient but the family/caregivers, recommend specific equipment, and assist with the transition to an appropriate home rehab or outpatient therapy program. It is also important that a follow up appointment is scheduled with the family physician and all specialists involved with care. ...Read more

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If someone is a drug addict can i have them committed to some type of rehab center against their will? Just as u can do with ppl with mental problems

If someone is a drug addict can i have them committed to some type of rehab center against their will? Just as u can do with ppl with mental problems

No: not against their will unless they becomes dangerous to themselves or to others. The corner stone of rehab is a commitment from the patient if they are minor the guardian might be able to commit them ...Read more

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What do you advise if i want to check into a rehab center for emotional issues will this affect my job?

What do you advise if i want to check into a rehab center for emotional issues will this affect my job?

Probably not: Each job requirements vary, but mental,illness is recognized and should be addressed in your employee handbook. If you need inpatient help, it would seem you would be effective in your job role anyway. Speak w your counselor or psychiatrist to,discuss your goals,for wanting inpatient vs outpatient help. This may a work comp covered event if your job contributed to the problem. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to go to a rehab center and how long to stay for pt after broken pelvis?

How old do you have to be to go to a rehab center and how long to stay for pt after broken pelvis?

See below: Some rehab hospitals have pediatric units but most do not. There is no particular age requirement. With regard to a broken pelvis, the answer to length of stay will depend on the extent of the injury to the pelvis, where the pelvis was fractured, if the person is able to bear weight on the legs as well as many other factors. I would expect at least one week and maybe up to 4 weeks in most cases. ...Read more

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They sent me to a rehab center for pt for pelvic fracture. Why can't I go home?

Can you walk?: There is usually no attempt to pin or surgically manage pelvic fractures. If you are able to walk, manage at home, do your shopping and self care without too much pain, then probably you do not require in patient rehabilitation. ...Read more

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How can I help a loved one transition from a hospital to a rehab center after hip fracture?

How can I help a loved one transition from a hospital to a rehab center after hip fracture?

See below: The best way is to be there for your loved one. Rehab facilities have very liberal visiting hours in general and the more you can be there the better. Rehab teams love to get families involved with the rehabilitation process as well. ...Read more

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Good Evening , My mother-in-law is currently in a rehab center due to a broken femur. Now, she has a dry-blood clot on her heel, what could be the cau?

Good Evening
, My mother-in-law is currently in a rehab center due to a broken femur. Now, she has a dry-blood clot on her heel, what could be the cau?

Pressure sore: The most common thing that looks like that is actually a pressure sore on the heel secondary to the increased time she has been in bed from the fracture and surgery. Ask for a wound care consult, it needs to be cared for correctly. Try to keep pressure off her heel. ...Read more

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What is a respiratory rehabilitation center?

A vital center: Where patients with pulmonary disease will participate in a rehabilitation program that will increase their exercise and daily living activities tolerance. They will teach things from coping strategies, appropriate exercises, breathing techniques and development of pulmonary health and prevention of progression of pulm disease. Best of luck and hope this helps! ...Read more

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I work at a wildlife rehabilitation center. I am more likely to contract rabies. What should I do?

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Be careful: Do not put yourself in a situation where you might get bitten. Does the refuge test animals for the virus? Maybe random checks would be beneficial. ...Read more

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7months baby(Down Syndrome).Rehabilitation center recomend(Physiotherapy+Early intervention),anther centr said always Down Synd dont need Physiotherpy?

7months baby(Down Syndrome).Rehabilitation center recomend(Physiotherapy+Early intervention),anther centr said always Down Synd dont need Physiotherpy?

Get PT: Your baby with Down Syndrome should receive Early Ontervention and Physiotherapy services. DS infants have decreased muscle tone and need this therapy to overcome this issue. Good luck! ...Read more

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