The goal of our program is to maximize functional independence, providing patients with the essential skills needed to return to a community lifestyle.
Our highly qualified speech-language pathologists and physical and occupational therapists create individualized treatment plans that emphasize each patient's distinctive strengths, abilities, and preferences.
A unique component of New England Sinai’s rehabilitation treatment program is our Simulated Living Center. Prior to hospital discharge, patients work in the center, which is strategically designed to help them re-develop, practice, and master the essential skills they’ll need to perform daily life tasks and navigate safely in the community.
True-to-life scenarios and physical exercises overseen by our physical and occupational therapists include:
- Learning to navigate the aisles of a busy supermarket
- Reaching or bending, in various poses, to safely retrieve items on store shelves
- Lifting heavy bags of groceries with proper postures
- Safely maintaining balance while standing in a shower and getting into or out of a bathtub
- Bending to use an oven while preparing meals
- Walking safely on carpeted and hardwood floors