Rehab Move Shifts Recovery to Neighborhood Level

A therapy session in the new “mini-gym” on Reservoir 5

Rehabilitation services made the move this week to the program’s new home on Reservoir 5 at St. John’s Home.

The move is meant to maximize the freshly renovated space on Reservoir 5 while developing a neighborhood where guests can recover from injury or illness in a more accessible setting. Once up-and-running completely, neighborhood administrator Matt Rossman estimates that about 70% of therapy sessions will take place in the centrally located new “mini-gym” and throughout the Reservoir 5 neighborhood. This move will also allow for an increase in the number of rehab guests St. John’s can accommodate at one time.

“We are excited to grow our rehab program here to better serve our community,” says Rossman, who had previously served as rehabilitation director at St. John’s. This move more closely reflects Rossman’s vision for working with rehabilitation residents in a setting “where they can take on real challenges they experience in their everyday life.”

The larger physical therapy gym and adjacent occupational therapy apartment on the 1st floor will still be utilized regularly, though sessions located there will typically involve more mobile patients who are further along in their recoveries.

 

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