New Inpatient Unit
| CHI Health Immanuel Rehabilitation Institute recently opened a new inpatient
unit. The impressive 32,600 square foot unit includes 35 private rooms and
is designed to exceed the rehabilitation and recovery needs of all patients
by combining the best possible outcomes with high quality care.
The new therapy center also features common areas, meeting space and dining area where patients and families can gather and socialize with others going through similar situations. It’s a comfortable place for visitors, patients and family members to relax and find mutual support.
The new center offers many advantages and new innovative rehabilitation technology, including ArmeoSpring, iPads and the Bioness ZeroG system. These new technologies are among many offered in the new unit.
ArmeoSpringAn interactive upper extremity orthosis that facilities functional movements through weight support. The ArmeoSpring uses virtual reality activities such as watering flowers, grocery shopping and target shooting to increase strength and coordination and improve overall function.
iPadsAssigned to each patient during their stay, patients will be educated on and encouraged to use iPads to manage their schedules, video their therapy sessions and utilize other learning applications including hand-eye and memory exercises. The CHI Health Immanuel Rehabilitation Institute is the only one in the region using iPads with patients on a daily basis. Recommended apps
ZeroGThe ZeroG technology is used to help treat patients who are recovering from a stroke, traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury, incomplete spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, amputation, orthopedic injury, or other diagnoses which impacts walking and balance. This dynamic and interactive training system allows therapists to challenge patients early on in their recovery. Patients will experience balance, endurance, walking and postural activities in a safe, controlled manner. The system combines a motorized trolley on a ceiling-mounted track, and records performance measures that help therapists track and quantify each patient’s progress.