WGRH’s Joint Commission and CARF
accredited Outpatient 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 and fully
reintegrating into the community. 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
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 Outpatient 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 outpatient
rehabilitation. The patient must also
have an established plan of care / discharge plan and must be deemed medically
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
5000 square foot outpatient rehabilitation gym.
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
is the Therapy Like? How Long are the
Therapy in the Outpatient Program at
West Gables is geared toward assisting the patients in regaining their
functional capacity while addressing the impairments that are limiting such
independence. The therapy is patient
centered and catered to meet the individual needs of each patient.
Upon completion of the initial therapy
evaluation, the evaluating therapist will meet with the patient and
family/support system (if appropriate) to discuss the evaluation findings and
the overall recommendations of therapy.
The recommendation for therapy will based on the patient’s functional
Therapy in the Outpatient Program at
West Gables is offered Monday – Friday from 7am – 4pm (with a lunch break from
12 – 1pm). Each therapy session will be
60-75 minutes long.
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.
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 therapists on an ongoing basis. If necessary, a team conference can be
scheduled to further discuss the details of your care.
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.