St. Mary’s Center for Rehabilitative Medicine offers transitional inpatient therapy and education for those with physical disabilities resulting from injury or illness. The center helps patients maximize function and independence while preparing them for their return home.
Located on the 5th floor of St. Mary’s Hospital, the 20-bed unit includes an Activities of Daily Living kitchen and a rehab gym. Patients participate in at least three hours of therapy per day with continual bedside education.
To be admitted, patients must be:
St. Mary’s Center for Rehabilitative Medicine works with patients recovering from more than 25 conditions, including: brain injury, amputation, joint replacement or disease, stroke, and spinal cord injury. For more information on admittance to the center,
call (706) 372-4419.
The Rehabilitative Medicine team includes speech, occupational, and physical therapists, social workers, a medical director, and specialized nurses and clinical technicians. All therapists, nurses and social workers are licensed by the State of Georgia.
Services are covered by both insurance and Medicare.
Therapy occurs six days a week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and rehabilitation nurses are available 24 hours per day. Patients can be referred to the center by hospitals, social workers, long term care facilities or directly from the home. All requests for care will be evaluated to ensure patients meet admission criteria. Length of care varies from individual to individual, but is usually 3 weeks or less.