Beth Sholom is widely recognized in the Richmond community for the high quality of its rehabilitative care. Our inpatient rehabilitative facility has a long history of helping people overcome obstacles resulting from strokes, falls, and other conditions. With the support of our physicians, as well as our therapists, nurses, our chaplain and other staff, we help individuals return to functioning the way they did before hospitalization.
Located in our Healthcare Center, our comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Department serves Beth Sholom residents and is also open to the public. Many of our patients arrive after a stay of at least three days in the hospital. Through goal-setting and close, individualized attention, our therapists help patients maximize their potential and return to the condition they were in before injury, whenever possible. While in our care, patients also have access to the wide variety of programming and amenities offered in the Healthcare Center.
Services in our rehabilitative unit are performed by physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists (language pathologists). While in our care, we help individuals with:
- Orthopedic Disability
- Joint Replacements
- Joint Strains
- Neurological Disorders
- Stroke Recovery
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Balance Challenges
- Difficulty with Activities of Daily Living
- Speech and Swallowing Disorders
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Cerebrovascular accidents or Stroke
- Transient Ischemia Attack (TIA), or “mini-stroke”
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Cardiac Conditions
- Pulmonary Conditions
- Chronic Pain
- Urinary Incontinence
- Painful Burning Feet
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Slow Healing Wounds
VitalStim™, an electrical stimulation treatment that has proven successful in helping people with swallowing difficulties. VitalStim™ activates the key muscles responsible for a strong, safe swallow, preventing aspiration pneumonia, a condition caused by food and liquid entering the lungs.
Anodyne™ aids those suffering from pain or poor circulation. This drug-free method uses infrared light to increase circulation to nerves and tissues. Anodyne™ therapy, when partnered with a personalized physical therapy program, may aid in relieving pain that has not responded to other medical interventions.
LSVT Big and Loud programs help retrain the brain through movement (Big) and speech (Loud). These 16-week treatments are available to those will all levels of Parkinson’s Disease or other neurological conditions. Our clinic is among the few in the area to offer these two popular programs, which are designed to minimize symptoms and help individuals maintain higher functioning longer.
FEES service uses a fiber optic endoscope to evaluate dysphagia, or difficulty with swallowing. Different feeding techniques, patient feeding positions and therapeutic techniques are reviewed by a speech and language pathologist in our clinic. Many individuals find this outpatient alternative much less stressful than going to a radiology suite for testing.
Aquatic Therapy, a healing alternative to land therapy that combines physical therapy and warm water exercise. Patients often experience a freedom of movement in the water that is otherwise unattainable. The low-stress exercise environment has proven ideal for patients with arthritis.
Once individuals have completed inpatient rehabilitative therapy, it is imperative that they maintain their level of health and fitness. Residents who live on the Beth Sholom campus can receive restorative nursing care and outpatient therapy in their own communities following a stay in our Healthcare Center.
For non-residents, Beth Sholom offers an exercise and wellness program through our outpatient clinic. Designed with the older adult in mind, these offerings are available for a monthly fee.