WGRH’s Joint Commission and CARF
accredited Inpatient Rehabilitation Program has been serving the community
since 1988 utilizing an interdisciplinary and patient-family centered approach
that focuses on assisting patients in returning to their normal lives. At West Gables, our highly trained and
dedicated staff will work hand in hand with our patients to overcome the
various obstacles that led to their hospitalization.
Be it an orthopedic condition such as a
fracture or a neurological condition such as a stroke, research has shown that
the type of rehabilitation received can make all the difference in the
world. Knowing this, the team at West
Gables establishes an individualized plan of care and treatment for each of its
patients so that recovery is facilitated.
Conditions Are Treated at West Gables?
are the services provided in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program?
there patients that are not accepted or appropriate for rehabilitation at West
The patient must be 18 years of age or
older and must have a medical diagnosis that merits acute rehabilitation. The patient must also have an established
plan of care / discharge plan and must be deemed medically stable.
The hospital does not admit patients who
are on ventilators or patients with a Traumatic Brain Injury who are rated
below a 4 on the Ranchos Los Amigos Level of Consciousness Scale.
Please also refer to our admission criteria for more information.
is the Therapy Completed?
The therapy is completed in our spacious
7000 square foot inpatient rehabilitation gym which includes an Activity of
Daily Living Room. The gym is designed
to meet the needs of our patients and challenge them to regain their functional
capacity. The hospital also has a
location for its speech therapy and neuropsychology treatments. These areas are separated from the gym to
facilitate a quiet learning environment to assist patients with cognitive
is the Therapy Like? How Long are the
Patients will receive at least three
hours of therapy five days week and all patients receive therapy on a sixth
day. The therapy sessions are conducted
from 730am – 4pm with a lunch break from 12 – 1 pm. The patients will receive a combination of
therapies with all patients receiving physical and occupational therapy. Patients who require speech therapy and / or
neuropsychology treatment will also receive these services. Individual sessions will vary from 45-90
minutes long depending on the patient’s need and their tolerance.
is Therapy Scheduled?
Patients are scheduled for therapy based
on their individual needs. Scheduling
preferences can be made to meet the needs of the patients (for example,
patients who would like all their therapy in the morning). Patients are scheduled to a team of
therapists which will follow their care throughout the week. Patients are also scheduled for therapy on
the weekends based on need with all patients scheduled for therapy on Saturday
and some patients will receive therapy on Sundays based on team recommendations
and patient needs.
Makes Up My Team?
The rehabilitation team is centered
around the patient and the family/support system. Everything starts and ends with this
piece. At West Gables, we pride
ourselves in incorporating this model and spend as much time that is necessary
with our patients/families to allow for the appropriate plan of care.
Your team will also consist of
the following members physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and therapy assistants (depending on your condition).
Can I Communicate With My Team?
Throughout your rehabilitation stay, you
will have an ongoing dialogue with each member of your interdisciplinary
team. You will have a chance to work and
discuss your progress with your doctors, nurses, case managers and therapists
on an ongoing basis and once per week, the patient will be invited to a team
conference whereby the patient’s status and overall plan of care is discussed
to assist the patient in properly preparing to return home.
do I Know That My Team is Competent?
West Gables prides itself in educating
and preparing each of our staff members to be able to deliver the highest
quality of care and assistance to each of our patients, families and
visitors. All staff must go through an
intensive orientation period where they are educated on the hospital’s program
goals and patient needs. The staff is
then further progressed through in-service and continuing education seminar
attendance to facilitate such growth.
primarily speak Spanish; Will I be able to communicate properly with my team?
Yes – West Gables is truly a bilingual
hospital because of the presence of the Hispanic population in Miami Dade
County and its needs. Therefore, the
majority of the hospital’s 250+ staff members are bilingual.