Rehabilitation Program

Specially Designed to Meet Your Rehabilitation Needs

Rehabilitation ProgramThe rehabilitation unit at Lakeland Hospital Watervliet has 18 beds and is a comprehensive acute inpatient program designed to meet your rehabilitation needs. Skilled nursing and physician services are available to you 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Therapy services are offered according to your individual needs, seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We provide intensive inpatient therapy to patients who meet acute rehabilitation criteria. The program provides a minimum of three hours of therapy per day for at least five days a week.

Rehabilitation is the process of assisting those who have a disabling condition due to injury or illness. It is an ongoing process that both you and your family should participate in.

Rehabilitation involves:

  • Comprehensive evaluation of your unique needs and abilities
  • An individualized treatment plan
  • Active participation by you, the patient
  • Close involvement of family members and care providers

The admission criteria for our program includes:

  • Patient must be medically stable
  • Patient must be able to tolerate three hours of therapy daily
  • Nursing care must be required 24-hours a day
  • Patient must require two or more therapies
  • Patient must have experienced a functional decline
  • Patient must have potential for improvement
  • Patient must be cooperative and motivated
  • Patients must have a pay source or an arrangement with our finance department prior to admission