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Each patient has a unique treatment plan specific to their needs, which is implemented by an interdisciplinary team that flexes to best support the patient’s goals.  The patient’s entire team gathers weekly for a bedside conference to review progress and next steps.

Farnum Rehabilitation teams consist of the following roles:

The patient and family are considered the most important members of the rehabilitation team.

Physiatrists evaluate and treat rehabilitation patients. They are medical doctors trained in the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and are responsible for designing and coordinating comprehensive, patient-centered treatment plans with other team members.

The Rehabilitation Registered Nurse specializes in rehabilitative care and assists the patient in achieving maximum independence. The focus is on medical care, prevention of complications, and patient and family education.

The Physical Therapist helps restore function for patients with problems related to movement, muscle strength, exercise, joint function balance, and coordination.

The Occupational Therapist helps restore function for patients with problems related to activities of daily living through the therapeutic use of functional activities.

The Speech Therapist helps restore function for patients with problems related to cognitive, communication, and swallowing issues.

The Recreation Therapist coordinates therapeutic recreation programs to help promote social skills and leisure activities.

The Social Worker acts as a liaison for the patient, family, and rehabilitation treatment team. The social worker helps provide support and coordinate discharge planning and referrals.

The Behavioral Health Team supports the emotional needs of patients and families through the process of treatment, and helps address issues such as depression and adjustment to disability.