Deciding which rehab facility is best for you or a loved one can be difficult and confusing. When you need rehab care with medical expertise, choose Minden Medical Center Rehabilitation where care is distinctly different and dedicated to YOUR rehabilitation needs.
Patients undergoing intensive inpatient rehab therapy are three times more likely to go home compared to those admitted to a skilled nursing facility.
Physicians and Registered Nurses on staff and available 24 hours a day.
Highest level of therapy available to fit your needs provided 5 to 6 days per week.
Maximize function and mobility with the most innovative and advanced therapeutic practices.
Minden Medical Center Rehab (MMC Rehab) is an Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) located on the 3rd floor adjoining the main hospital. It serves as a continuation of the hospital’s full range of care services.
We first opened our doors in 2001 and have proudly served individuals in our area with the fundamental goal to help return each client to home and community. Our 12 bed unit includes 4 private and 8 semi-private rooms uniquely designed to provide a safe, functional environment. The large wrap-around windows of our spacious gym stream in sunlight and provide a lovely view of some of the most appealing scenes of downtown Minden. Our large, open dining room also serves as a training area for home management skills such as meal planning and preparation, personal apparel management, organization and administration. The warm, family atmosphere can be felt immediately upon arrival to our unit.
MMC Rehab provides customized treatment and plans of care for each client based on the needs, learning style and desired outcomes. We offer comprehensive intervention for clients with a variety of conditions including, but are not limited to:
MMC Rehab provides several unique qualities setting us apart from other organizations providing therapy services:
Difficult wound healing can cause many problems for an individual – pain, infection, cost of care, decreased quality of life, decreased mobility, etc. At Minden Medical Center, we are proud to be able to offer assistance with these difficult healing wounds by providing our specialized services via our Certified Wound Specialists and wound care nursing specialists.
Among our wound care team we are proud to have Beth Austin, DPT, CWS (Certified Wound Specialist). The Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) board certification is a formal recognition of a master level knowledge and specialty practice in wound management. The American Board of Wound Management is the certifying body for the CWS board certification.
Examples of the most common types of difficult healing wounds include:
We are able to offer a variety of treatment modalities to aid in the process of wound care and treatment:
What can you expect when you are to receive wound care services at MMC?
What is VitalStim® Therapy?
VitalStim® Therapy is a safe and effective treatment for patients suffering with difficulty swallowing or dysphagia. It is designed to be used as an adjunct to traditional swallowing therapy.
How is VitalStim® Therapy beneficial?
VitalStim® Therapy used in conjunction with traditional swallowing therapy has shown to:
What is lymphedema?
Lymphedema refers to swelling that generally occurs in one of your arms or legs. It is caused by a blockage in the lymphatic system which prevents lymph fluid from draining well. As the fluid builds up, swelling results. Lymphedema can be classified as primary or secondary.
What are causes of lymphedema?
How can therapy help in lymphedema care and management?
The therapists at MMC have specialized training in the care and management of lymphedema. Treatment may include:
Treatment is provided by a state licensed occupational therapist. The occupational therapist will help patients reach their functional goals for work and activities of daily living.
Therapists teach exercises, apply modalities, and perform manual techniques to improve hand function and protect it from injury. Therapists work closely with the referring physician to provide comprehensive care.
Hand injuries covered by this therapy include:
What is an Orthotic?
Orthotic devices, also known as orthoses, are instruments which are applied to the human body to align, support, or correct deformities, or to improve the movement of joints, spine, or limbs. These devices come in direct contact with the outside of the body, and are used by podiatrists, medical doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists. There are numerous types of orthoses, the most commonly used being casts, foot inserts, and splints.
Our therapists are specially trained in the assessment and treatment of conditions effecting the feet and lower limbs including gait imbalances, pain or discomfort of the ankles, knees, hips and lower back. Most commonly, orthotics are used to treat the following conditions/symptoms:
By performing an in-depth gait analysis and biomechanical evaluation, your specific needs can be determined. Once the custom orthotic is received, the therapist will provide training and education on the proper use of the new device to receive optimal benefit.
Our physical therapists work closely with the patient to maximize his/her potential following an upper or lower extremity amputation. The patient is provided with therapy to stretch, strengthen, shape and toughen up the skin/soft tissue of the amputated extremity. The therapist will educate you for how to use the custom fit prosthetic limb and help you return to previous functional level.
The patients with upper extremity amputation are educated over:
The issues addressed for patients with lower extremity amputation are:
The award-winning L300 Foot Drop System is designed to help people with certain neurological conditions walk more naturally, with increased speed and improved balance. The L300’s advanced technology delivers programmed, low-level electrical stimulation to activate nerves and muscles that lift the foot, giving you the mobility to step back into life.
The L300 Foot Drop System is a medical device cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and used by Minden Medical Center’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit.
The H200 Wireless Hand Rehabilitation System is an ergonomically designed, easy-to-operate system that helps you achieve your personal recovery goals. Reaching, grasping, opening and closing the hand are all possible with the H200 Wireless Hand Rehabilitation System.
The system’s advanced technology delivers low-level electrical stimulation to activate the nerves that control the muscles in the hand and forearm, helping you regain your freedom and independence.1
The H200 Wireless Hand Rehabilitation System is a medical device cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is used by Minden Medical Center’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit.
MMC Rehab is able to provide individualized programs for clients ranging in ages from 17 years and up. We accept a variety of insurance payer sources and will work with the individual insurance company to obtain pre-authorization for admission where required. A pre-admission screening is required for all potential admissions. These are conducted by trained clinicians to ensure appropriate of admission.
Progression towards goals is a key in any rehabilitation setting. Licensing agencies focus highly on the ability of each individual to be able to “make significant progress” during their rehabilitation stay. The MMC Rehab interdisciplinary team provides ongoing communication of the progression towards goals in both formal and informal settings.
Important information identified in the formal or informal settings can play a vital role in assisting a client in making progress towards goal attainment. As indicated, this information will be communicated to the interdisciplinary team members.
Anyone facing physical and functional limitations as a result of severe illness or injury has extraordinary challenges to overcome. MMC Rehab is dedicated to working with each individual client to ReLearn, ReGain, and ReTrain physical mobility and functional skills to the maximum potential.
We treat more than just the physical/functional limitations being presented . . . we focus on the whole person – body, mind, and spirit.
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