Short Term Rehabilitation

Admission to Seasons Cove, the short term skilled nursing and rehabilitation unit, is based on the Medicare A standard of daily skilled need. This includes a need for IV medications, therapies, certain medical complexities, wound cares, etc. The length of stay is determined by a continued need for those services. Contact the Immanuel Fontenelle Admission office at 402-572-3292 or 402-572-2649 for more information on the admission process.

A team of nurse professionals, RNs and LPNs, coordinates the daily cares and needs of the patients. They monitor therapy tolerance and progress, pain management, nutrition and hydration status including the use of feeding tubes and medication use and effectiveness. Specialized treatments such as wound cares and IV treatments are provided per the physicians orders. Patient and family teaching and discharge planning are designed to promote a successful return to the community.

At Immanuel Fontenelle, we take rehabilitation seriously. Our professional therapy staff is in-house and dedicated full-time to our residents, while at the same time being a part of the larger Rehabilitation Department of Immanuel Medical Center. As members of the Alegent Health System, our training and continuing education are held to the high standards of both Alegent Health and the well-known and respected Immanuel Rehab Center.

The Immanuel Fontenelle Rehab Department consists of 4 full-time Physical Therapy staff, 5 full-time Occupational Therapy Staff, and 1 full-time Speech Therapist. We are proud to have therapists with varying levels of education and degrees, including Doctorates, Masters, Bachelors and Associates. Our therapists enjoy the opportunity to work with an endless number of different medical diagnoses, including orthopedics, joint replacements, back surgeries, stroke, arthritis, medically complex, cardiac, feeding tubes, swallowing impairments, and cognitive decline. We also specialize in situations common to elders including falls, balance training, low vision, dementia, and depression.

Our short-term, or Skilled Rehab Unit staff work with each patient and their family to meet their own individual goals. Patients come to this unit most commonly from the hospital or from an acute rehab unit. Our statistics show that around 80% of people on our Skilled Rehab Unit return to their own homes or to assisted living apartments, versus remaining to a long-term care setting. Therapists work closely with other members of the interdisciplinary team to best care for each patient, including physicians, nurses, social workers, dieticians, and recreational therapists.

Patients and family members are strongly encouraged to participate in Care Plan meetings with the team at regular intervals throughout their stay.

Patients in need can receive a Home Evaluation prior to their return home, with recommendations from our professional therapists to ensure a safe discharge. Any specialized equipment needs can be discussed at that time, and we can assist with ordering equipment as well.