“Every PeaceHealth patient will receive safe, evidence-based, compassionate care; every time, every touch." (Vision 2012)
The Desired Outcome of Therapy:
(Critical Access Hospital)
|Generally through daily treatments.
With a goal of optimizing recovery from orthopedic injury or surgery, neurological conditions and geriatric-related health challenges. Therapy services assist patients to leave the hospital setting as quickly as possible and also assist with recommendations for additional follow-up therapy in the Transitional Care Unit, home health or outpatient settings.
(29 bed, skilled
Although a separate facility, the Transitional Care Unit is located within the Ketchikan General Hospital building.
|Up to 5 times a week.
Therapy goals at this level consist of:
- Helping the patient through a variety of skilled treatments such as balance and ambulation training, activities of daily living training, equipment recommendations, and cognitive or communication training. Therapists also assist with recommendations for caregiver assistance needed upon discharge and whether follow-up services through home health or outpatient settings are appropriate.
- Assisting patients who stay in the Transitional Care Unit long term to optimize recovery and/or use compensatory strategies to participate with functional daily living activities, eating, communication, and mobility.
| Usually 1-3 times per week treatment plan.
The goal is to optimize functional mobility and activities within the home setting and prepare for community re-entry, while promoting home safety for the patient and caregiver(s). They also help determine if the patient would benefit from Outpatient Therapy.
|There are a variety of outpatient possibilities:
- Optimize recovery and/or compensatory strategies from the effects of neurological conditions (stroke); orthopedic conditions (arthritis); athletic injuries; chronic pain; cardiac rehab, phases 3 & 4; degenerative diseases and traumatic brain injury.
- Prepare for, rehabilitate from, postpone or eliminate the need for orthopedic surgery.
- Assess to orthotics or adaptive equipment.
- Access to employment or community work reentry with specialized pre-work and work site screenings. Evaluate physical capacity or ergonomic-related problems.
- Facilitate wound care healing.
- Specialized equipment fitting evaluations (wheelchair or power-operated vehicles).
- Community service - wellness and work injury prevention education.
- Physical fitness for Ketchikan General Hospital employees with access to gym & equipment.
- WIN program, a PeaceHealth employee benefit of engagement and education in nutrition, fitness & lifestyle change.
3100 Tongass Ave.
Ketchikan AK 99901
Phone: (907) 228-7655
Joanna DeSanto, Manager
Monday through Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.