After two years of visionary planning and careful construction, The Reading Hospital for Post-Acute Rehabilitation is moving patients towards greater independence after opening on October 20. Designed for patients and families by a team of physicians, clinicians, specialists, nurses, therapists, radiologists, and technicians on staff at The Reading Hospital, the facility was built for the sole purpose of supporting inpatient and outpatient post-acute care. Its opening brings the only secured brain injury rehabilitation unit into the region and is one of only a few in the entire state.
The facility features 112 private rooms, therapy garden, sweeping balcony to take in the beautiful landscaping, and flat screen televisions in the patient lounges. The purposeful Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Suite is designed for practicing everyday activities, and the Residential Transition Room will provide patients with the confidence to return home and live independently.
As the only program in the region accredited by both the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and The Joint Commission, patients are assured high-level care and safety. The facility boasts three times the national average of Certified Rehabilitation Nurses, an on-staff neuropsychologist, and a team of licensed psychologists specializing in trauma and post-acute rehab care.
Four state of the art gyms include next-wave equipment such as BALANCE MASTER for balance and weight-bearing, LiteGait System for mobility therapy, and ReoGo, which provides robotic movement assistance to support rehabilitation therapies.
A roving telemedicine robot is available for 24/7 physician access, and can be controlled from two base stations within The Reading Hospital's main West Reading campus.
There's also a 40,000-gallon therapeutic pool which was custom-designed with four separate staged therapies and a lift system for patient safety.