Rehabilitative Acute Care
Acute care services are provided to patients of all ages while hospitalized at Ingalls when deemed necessary. These services include:
The ultimate goal of physical therapy is to restore maximal functional independence in each individual patient. To achieve this goal, treatments such as exercise, heat, cold, electricity and massage are utilized.
The goal of occupational therapy at Ingalls is to help a person lead a self-reliant, productive and rewarding life. This type of therapy encompasses many types of activities, ranging from hygiene tasks to cooking to the use of a computer; the type of disability determines the type of occupational therapy required.
Speech Therapy involves the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of communication problems such as speech, language, swallowing and cognitive disorders.
Ingalls audiologists diagnose and treat individuals with hearing loss and work to proactively prevent additional hearing-related damage. If an audiologist determines that a hearing loss or vestibular abnormality is present, he or she will provide recommendations to a patient as to what options (e.g. hearing aids, cochlear implants, surgery, appropriate medical referrals) may be of assistance.
Treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds is available at Ingalls on an outpatient basis or through home care and offers a variety of therapies for the treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds. Highly trained wound care therapists offer the most current treatment options, including pulsed lavage, mist therapy and whirlpool, as well as a wide range of wound dressings and excisional debridement. Intervention consists of an evaluation and treatment, as well as patient education relating to dressing changes, wound care management and prevention, foot care and skin care. Wound care is available at the main hospital in Harvey, through Ingalls Home Care or at the Ingalls Family Care Centers in Calumet City, Flossmoor and Tinley Park.
Our expert lymphedema therapists use a variety of therapeutic techniques, including manual lymphatic drainage, multi-layered compression bandages, remedial exercises, and compression garment selection, application and proper fitting. Lymphedema treatment is available at the main hospital in Harvey, through Ingalls Home Care or at the Ingalls Family Care Centers in Calumet City, Flossmoor and Tinley Park.
- American Cancer Society
- Amputee Coalition of America
- Arthritis Foundation
- Guillain-Barre Foundation International
- Muscular Dystrophy Association
- National Multiple Sclerosis
- National Parkinsons Foundation
- National Spinal Cord Injury Association
- Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission
- The Barr Foundation (United Amputee Assistance Fund)