Transplant & LVAD Rehabilitation

Though you’ve been given the gift of life, there are some challenges to face, and you’re bound to be more successful if we face them together.

Making the most of your gift of life.

After the Transplant

After receiving a left ventricular device (LVAD) or major organ transplant, you have a whole new life to get accustomed to. Though you’ve been given the gift of life, there are challenges to face, and you’re bound to be more successful if we face them together.

Standard-Setting Rehabilitation

INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation offers the most comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services in the region to help you learn to a live a full, healthy life with your LVAD or new organ. Our interdisciplinary team is dedicated to recovery not just of physical deficits, but of the whole person – emotionally, physically, mentally and socially.

Understanding Transplant and LVAD Rehabilitation

We don’t want to simply show you the practical side of living. Our goal is to help you live fully – to make the most of the new gift of life you’ve received. To that end, we offer a combination of therapies and services you won’t find anywhere else in the region, including:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Horticulture Therapy
  • Pet-Assisted Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Psychological Services
  • Social Work
  • Home Evaluation for Accessibility Modifications
  • Physical Medicine Physicians
  • Wound Care Specialists
  • Dietetics

Patient and family education is crucial to the rehabilitation process. Therefore, education sessions are held on a regular basis. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Energy Conservation
  • Proper Body Mechanics
  • Battery Changes
  • Drive Line Management
  • Home Modifications
  • Sternal Precautions
  • Emergency Preparedness

At INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation, we believe your recovery hinges on the support you get before and after you leave our care, so we have services for you as well as your family and caregivers. Below are some ways we connect:

  • Community Outings: Getting around in the community can be intimidating, but we schedule regular community outing for those in inpatient programs to help you get comfortable with it before you’re discharged.
  • Family Conference: There’s a lot for families to understand, so we like to get everyone in the same room to discuss you and your family concerns.
  • Peer Mentor Program: People who have been in your shoes before are often the best resource.
  • LVAD Support Group: A quarterly support group to assist in bridging the gap between the hospital and home. The group provides continued support and new technology updates. The group is open to current and former patients; family members are also welcome.
  • Caregiver Support Group: Continual support and resources for caregivers.

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