Capron Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
Located in Penrose Hospital, the Rehab Unit provides a safe environment with onsite access to consulting physicians, diagnostic procedures, specialized treatments and emergency care. This specialty unit provides inpatient rehabilitation care to meet the specialized needs of patients recovering from strokes, spinal cord injuries, neurologic disorders, multiple trauma and other complex orthopedic and medical conditions.
An interdisciplinary approach to rehabilitation means trained professionals work directly with the patient and family to design a plan of care to meet each individual's particular condition and needs. Team members may include:
- Physical Therapists (PT) carefully evaluate their patients and implement individualized treatment programs to optimize movement, flexibility and muscle control, build strength and endurance, and improve balance. The goal of physical therapy is mobility and ease of accomplishing everyday tasks.
- Occupational Therapists (OT) help patients gain independence in performing daily activities, such as meal preparation or more complex tasks required in the workplace. A program is customized to increase strength, range of motion and coordination through exercise.
- Speech Therapists are certified to provide specialized help with many aspects of communication and swallowing. Therapy may introduce compensatory strategies and retraining techniques, as well as the use of electronic devices and computers.
- Rehabilitation Nurses - Specially trained Registered Nurses (RNs)
- Physiatrists - Physicians who are specially credentialed in physical medicine and rehabilitation. They are nerve, muscle and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move.
- Nurse Counselors
- Social Workers
- Case Management services address the social and economic issues that arise as a result of disability and coordinates team recommendations with patients, their families and insurance carriers. Case managers also link patients with an array of community resources that can smooth the transition to home, community and work.
Together with other members of the team, doctors are committed to helping patients return to their homes, their families and their work as quickly as possible. Capron Rehabilitation discharges a higher percentage of patients to home or community settings compared to other regional or national rehabilitation facilities.
Extraordinary medical capabilities are backed by state-of-the-art equipment and the expertise to move patients through a smooth, positive transition to the next level of care, whether at home or in an outpatient setting. A wealth of resources and a compassionate staff reflect a rehabilitation philosophy that encourages independence and movement toward self-sufficiency.
A peer mentoring program, Rehab Buddies, provides inpatients with one-on-one personal support during difficult adjustments and offers links with community support groups. A team of psychologists is another avenue to easing adjustments related to disability through individual and family counseling.
Rehabilitation Services at Penrose-St. Francis are accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) and the inpatient Rehab Unit has an additional accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). These two accreditation sources provide the most prestigious standards of excellence in inpatient hospital and rehabilitation care.
Capron Legacy of Caring
Eleanor Capron Inpatient Rehabilitation began as a generous gift to the people of sourthern Colorado from Keith Capron in loving memory of his wife Eleanor. The spirit it reflects -- a belief in people and their potential to overcome obstacles and live as fully as possible -- guides our facilities, staff and programs today.
Patients have told us...
"You've helped extend my life to 140!"
"The best of everything..."
"... Kindness, concern and compassion ..."
"Lucky to be here!"
For more information on Inpatient Services, call (719) 776-2088 or 1-800-398-2045.