Rehabilitation Services


Physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, pediatric rehabilitation, and aquatic therapy services are all a part of the rehabilitation services offered at Passavant Area Hospital. These services help patients overcome such impairments as pain, disability, and dysphagia by assessing patients to discover their abilities; limitations; and potential for rehabilitation through:

  • Training patients and their families in the use and care of equipment
  • Treating patients by the use of physical agents and manual techniques to improve movement
  • Lymphedema techniques to decrease swelling
  • Vestibular techniques to improve balance and dizziness
  • Exercise programs

Athletic training (Team Rehab) is also provided through the Rehabilitation Services Department.

Patient care services are initiated upon referrals from physicians, osteopaths, dentists, podiatrists, and chiropractors. The physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, or athletic trainer assesses patient care needs during an initial evaluation, and treatment is delivered by licensed personnel.

The department is staffed by licensed physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, rehabilitation aides, athletic trainers, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, speech therapists, and front office employees. Scheduling of staff is flexible to accommodate patient needs and varying patient load numbers. A licensed physical therapist is on duty anytime the department is open. To serve the needs of outpatients, inpatients, and Transitional Care Unit patients, department hours are:

Mondays and Wednesdays
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fridays
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
8:00 a.m. – 12 Noon

The goal of Rehabilitation Services is to deliver comprehensive services to individuals with physical dysfunction secondary to disability, disease, injury, or developmental delay in accordance with Professional Standards of Practice, departmental policies and procedures, and hospital standards. The goal is to maximize patient independence and assist their return to prior level of function. Services include:

  • Comprehensive assessments
  • Development of treatments plans
  • Delivery and documentation of care
  • Consultation
  • Re-evaluation
  • Discharge planning

 

Visitors Should Take Precautions to Prevent Spread of Influenza

Posted on: December 18, 2017

Illinois is experiencing a severe flu season, with many people experiencing flu-like symptoms throughout Illinois, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) For the safety of patients and their families, Memorial Health System is recommending visitors to its four hospitals – Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville and Taylorville Memorial Hospital – help prevent the spread of respiratory infections by requesting that: Inpatient hospital visits be limited to two visitors per patient at one time All visitors be 18 or older and show no signs of illness The health system also encourages those accompanying outpatients at Memorial facilities to consider these same recommendations. “Passavant Area Hospital is currently not experiencing a high rate of hospitalizations due to influenza,” Erica Hunt, infection prevention and control manager for Passavant Area Hospital, said. “People who are ill shouldn’t visit someone in the hospital. This is true any time of year, but especially during flu season.” Seasonal flu activity usually peaks in January and February, beginning as early as October and ending as late as May, according to the CDC website. As many as 20 percent of all Americans get the flu each year. To prevent spread of the flu, the CDC recommends individuals take precautions to avoid spreading germs, such as washing your hands thoroughly and often with soap and water, covering your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough, and getting your annual flu vaccination (available to those 6 months and older). Most people who get the flu recover completely in one to two weeks, but some people develop serious and potentially life-threatening medical complications, such as pneumonia, according to the IDPH. Over the past decade, influenza and pneumonia have been associated with an average of 3,500 deaths a year in Illinois. For additional information about the flu, including symptoms and prevention, visit the CDC website, CDC.gov. More information about the flu can be found on Memorial’s Live Well blog, LiveWellMagazine.org, including frequently asked questions.

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