Inpatient Rehabilitation: Phelps is the only community hospital in Westchester with an Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation Unit. The Rehab Unit offers stroke patients a continuum of services for long-term rehabilitation, including physical, speech and occupational therapies. Access to these services in the hospital means that it is not necessary for patients to transfer to a rehab facility that might be far away from their families. Patients also benefit from remaining in the hospital, where specialty medical care can be quickly provided if needed.
Outpatient Rehabilitation: After stroke patients are discharged from the hospital, they can continue receiving physical and occupational therapy at Phelps’ outpatient physical rehabilitation facility where therapists help patients improve their physical and cognitive abilities. Patients are also able to relearn skills for daily living in the rehab “apartment,” which features a fully furnished bedroom, bathroom and kitchen.
Outpatient speech therapy is available at the Donald R. Reed Speech & Hearing Center at Phelps.