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Experience the Blessing Difference: Our Rehabilitation Services

Patients choose Blessing for care because of our:

  • Care that focuses on you: Our rehabilitation therapy team tailors treatment plans to each patient’s medical needs and circumstances. Blessing Hospital addresses acute and intensive needs through our inpatient unit while providing speech and lymphedema therapy on an outpatient basis. Learn more about inpatient rehabilitation services.

  • Multiple outpatient therapy locations: For patients in need of additional outpatient therapies, we offer physical therapy services at Blessing's East Adams Rural Health Clinic in Golden. We also partner with ADVANCE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine. Blessing patients can access a range of physical and occupational therapies at ADVANCE’s Quincy locations. Learn more about outpatient rehabilitation services.

  • High quality and excellent outcomes: Our program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the DNV, which means we meet or exceed stringent guidelines on value, quality and outcomes. Learn more about our outcomes.

  • Team approach: Our rehabilitation specialists meet weekly to discuss patients’ progress. We consult with a multidisciplinary team of physicians when such expert guidance may speed recovery. The inpatient unit is led by an on-site board-certified physiatrist, a doctor who specializes in rehabilitation and pain medicine. This coordinated care helps patients get better, faster.

  • Focus on families: Before patients leave the hospital, we make sure family members or caregivers receive hands-on training so they feel comfortable assisting patients in moving safely from their bed to a chair, for example. This training gives a patient’s entire caregiving team the skills and confidence to manage the care at home.

Our Rehabilitation Care Team

Dr. John DeGuzman, the area’s only specialized physiatrist, is on-site leading the care team every step of the way. Our highly trained team includes:

  • Certified brain injury specialists, who are expertly trained in managing traumatic brain injuries

  • Certified rehabilitation registered nurses, who focus on rehabilitation care practices

  • Lymphedema therapist, certified by the Lymphology Association of North America, to manage swelling of the arms or legs after cancer treatment or other medical conditions

  • Matheson-trained functional capacity evaluator, who  evaluates whether a potential employee can adequately perform the duties of a specific job. Employers often request this screening to determine whether a person is physically fit to work.

  • Consulting physicians such as podiatrists, neurologists, psychiatrists and orthopedists

  • Medical social workers, dietitians, recreational therapists, and clergy, who help ensure the most comprehensive rehabilitation care

Our Rehabilitation Services

Our compassionate care team offers comprehensive rehabilitation services to treat or manage a range of medical conditions. Depending on your specific condition, you can receive rehab services on an inpatient or outpatient basis:

  • Inpatient rehab: Our acute care therapy team provides occupational, physical and speech therapy services to any patient in need at Blessing Hospital. In certain instances, a doctor may refer you to the rehabilitation unit at Blessing for more extensive therapy to help restore independence. Learn more about our inpatient rehabilitation services. Some patients may require intensive inpatient rehab therapy due to a:

    • Serious injury

    • Surgery

    • Stroke

    • Neuromuscular condition

  • Outpatient rehab: Patients requiring less intensive rehabilitation needs can receive outpatient therapy at the following locations:

    • Speech and lymphedema therapy at Blessing Hospital

    • Physical and occupational therapy at ADVANCE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine

    • Physical therapy at East Adams Clinic in Golden, Illinois

Learn more about the rehab services available to Blessing patients:

  • Physical therapy helps patients move more easily after an illness or medical condition, such as arthritis or a neuromuscular disorder, has impaired their mobility. Learn more about our occupational, speech and physical therapy.

  • Occupational therapy focuses on helping patients perform the specific activities required in their everyday life, such as dressing and bathing. Find out more about our occupational, speech and physical therapy.

  • Speech therapy helps patients regain speech skills that have been impaired, such as after a stroke or brain injury.

  • Lymphedema therapy manages lymphedema, or swelling, caused by cancer or another medical condition that affects the lymph nodes.

  • Wheelchair seating and positioning teaches proper posture and fit for patients using a mobility device.

  • Dysphagia management addresses patients’ difficulty with swallowing.

  • Cognitive rehabilitation benefits patients dealing with reasoning and perception deficits due to a brain injury.

Contact Us

For more information on rehabilitation services available to Blessing patients, please call: