Meriter Hospital's 23-bed Rehabilitation Unit provides a unique, comprehensive approach to care. Intensive therapy and 24-hour rehabilitative nursing care are offered under the direction of a Rehabilitation Medicine Physician (physiatrist).
Care is provided using a team approach that includes staff from nursing and psychology as well as physical, occupational and speech therapies when appropriate. Families are encouraged to be involved in the patient's care.
Our staff focuses on helping each patient develop the skills needed to return to their home and previous way of life. The most commonly treated diagnoses are strokes, spinal cord injuries, head injuries and other neurological disorders. Our staff treats patients 16 years of age and older.
For more information about this service, please call (608) 417-6175. Clinicians may also call this number to make a referral.
Lifestyle changes often accompany an illness or injury, and adjusting to these changes is an important step in the total rehabilitation process.
Meriter's rehabilitation psychologist, Gretchen Byfield, PhD, provides rehabilitation psychology services, which are an important link in the functional recovery of patient and family. Psychological testing and treatment are also available. For more information about this service, please call (608) 417-6175.
Drivers' Readiness Program
After a serious illness or injury, there can be questions about safely returning to the road. Our Driver's Readiness Program is a unique evaluation process that helps determine an individual's ability to drive safely. Occupational therapists and rehabilitation psychologists work with each patient to test his or her skills and decide how to safely modify the vehicle. To learn more about this service, please call (608) 417-6175.
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