Home & Community
Rehab Without Wall, a leader of home- and community-based rehabilitation, uses an innovative model of care to deliver treatment in the patient’s own environment—home, school, workplace, community. Based on proven practices and delivered by a multidisciplinary treatment team, this approach relies on family and patient input and results in long-lasting, functional outcomes that promotes maximum independence and highest quality of life.
This innovative model of care is based on research, best practices and our own 20 plus years of neurorehabilitaiton experience. We take a multidisciplinary team approach, which means patients get the right care in the right place at the right time. At the outset, we work with patients and families to establish goals, set a timeframe and allocate resources. Within the framework of the treatment plan, we customize rehabilitation strategies to help patients most effectively reach their goals. If a patient is determined to return to work at an office, for example, fine motor skill retraining will incorporate a computer and cognitive skill training may include wayfinding in their office park. If a patient is a passionate swimmer, physical therapy will be at the local pool, rather than the gym. If the patient is a student, we can deliver rehabilitation on campus. If the patient is a firefighter, a higher level of strength and balance training can be part of the plan.
Because life happens everywhere, so should rehabilitation. It’s a real world approach to rehabilitation, and one that has distinguished Rehab Without Walls from other programs. We deliver rehabilitation in the patient’s own environment—home, community, school, workplace— because we have found this promotes the most long-lasting results. In the rehabilitation world these are known as functional, durable outcomes. In the patient’s world, the real world, it simply means getting back to life as fully and as independently as possible following illness or injury.
Each treatment team is overseen by a physician and led by a clinical coordinator who manages the staffing, ensures that there are no gaps or overlaps in services, facilitates communication and leads frequent team meetings with therapists, patients and families to review and update the plan of care. Team members may include physical, occupational and speech therapists; a social worker; a vocational counselor; a certified recreation therapist; a neuropsychologist; a rehabilitation specialist; a registered nurse; and any other rehabilitation professionals as needed.