Genesis Day Rehabilitation Program

First in Iowa - Filling the gap between inpatient and outpatient therapy

The Genesis Day Rehabilitation program is for patients who are able to stay in their own homes and come to Genesis during the day for intensive rehabilitation. It serves as a bridge for patients who no longer require hospitalization but still need intensive, regular rehabilitation after a serious illness or injury. Patients continue the necessary level of therapy during the day, and then return home at night and to daily life.

Therapists and nurses provide:

  • Therapy after stroke, brain injury and other neurological disorders
  • Therapy after a spinal cord injury or amputation
  • Cognitive re-training
  • Speech/language and swallowing treatment
  • Wheelchair clinics to aid in selection of chair and seating devices
  • Pressure mapping for wound prevention
  • Brace, prosthetic and orthotic care
  • Tracheostomy education
  • Catheter and toileting education
  • Medication management education

Services include physician oversight, nursing, occupational therapy,physical therapy, speech/language pathology, neurofeedback, therapeutic recreation, laboratory testing and other diagnostic services as needed.

The Day Rehabilitation Program at Genesis fills a much-needed gap between inpatient and traditional outpatient rehabilitation services. Located in a newly renovated area on the West Campus hospital’s second floor, the program has a sunlit open gym area, exam rooms for nursing and physician care, a kitchen to learn activities of daily living and a courtyard for outdoor therapy.

Patients with neurological diagnoses, such as brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, tumor resections and multiple sclerosis, comprise about 57 percent of the patients served by Genesis Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. These are the same patients best served by day rehabilitation programs.