Recuperating from an accident, major surgery or illness can be challenging and even life changing. The medical rehabilitation team at CAMC is focused on helping restore both your mobility and your independence.

Our Approach to Medical Rehabilitation

Patients at the center are recovering from a wide range of physical disabilities, including strokes, amputations, multi-system traumas, orthopedic injuries and neurological disorders.

Our goal is to support activities that help patients integrate physical challenges into their lifestyle.

Our team works closely with each patient's referring physician and family to set a plan for achieving the patient's goals. In addition, follow up visits to the attending physiatrist take place at the outpatient clinic where certified rehabilitation nurses assist with the delivery of outpatient care.

Patient Resources

Medical Rehabilitation Patient Resources

The Stroke Rehabilitation Program provides the following interventions to its patients and families:

  1. Preventing, recognizing, assessing and treating conditions related to stroke and its complications through public education, participation in health fairs, television appearances and patient/family education.
  2. Identifying and reducing the risk factors for recurrent stroke.
  3. Nursing, therapy and medical programs and services that foster functional independence and performance.
  4. Nursing, therapy, social, medial and other rehabilitative services that promote psychological and social coping and adaptation skills.
  5. Simulated and actual community integration and participation in life roles.
  6. Services for families/support systems that enhance the understanding of activity limitations and barriers to full participation in society by persons with such limitations.

The interdisciplinary stroke rehabilitation team includes: Physiatrist, Rehabilitation Nurse, Social Worker, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Recreational Therapist and Speech Language Pathologist.  The composition of the team is determined by the nature of the disabilities of the patients served and will include the patient and family members or support system of the patient’s choosing.

In addition, follow-up visits to the attending physiatrist will take place in the Outpatient Clinic where certified rehabilitation nurses assist with the delivery of outpatient care.

Resources

Visit the following sites for more information about stroke awareness and your health:

The spinal cord system of care offers a full complement of comprehensive rehabilitation services delivered by an interdisciplinary team of physicians, therapists, nurses, psychologists, licensed assistants and technicians in a CARF accredited facility.  We are fully equipped and staffed to meet the needs of patients with spinal cord injuries or diseases as they move through our system of care at CAMC.

Our services address the medical/physiological complications from the injury associated with the level of impairment of the patient, functional limitations related to activity/disability, and barriers that may interfere with participation in community activities.  At CAMC, we are committed to serve as an advocate to facilitate the removal of barriers that limit participation and encourage societal advantages for each patient.  Patients are followed throughout their lives in either the inpatient or outpatient program.

Resources

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) services are provided by an interdisciplinary team that carefully coordinates the highly specialized care required by patients with traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries and their families.  Individual sessions with therapists, nurses and social workers are scheduled for patients and their families regarding educational needs in the respective disciplines. 

The rehabilitation team is composed of at least one member of the following disciplines: Physiatrist, Rehabilitation Nurse, Social Worker, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Recreational Therapist and Speech Pathologist.  A referral to a Vocational Counselor can be made if appropriate.

Resources

Visit the following sites for more information about TBI and your health:

Here are some available resources for those individuals aging with a disability.

Elk Office Center

4710 Chimney Drive – Suite C
Charleston, WV  25302-4804

Phone: (304) 965-0376
Fax: (304) 965-0377
TDD: (800) 642-3003
Email: acil@yahoo.com

Counties served: Boone, Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Putnam and Roane
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

During the rehabilitation stay, you or your loved one may need to continue with school work.  The social worker with the rehabilitation team will contact the school system where the patient is enrolled and keep in close contact with the principal and guidance staff.  The school will put together a homebound program for the patient to keep up with daily assignments while in rehabilitation.  It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure the patient receives the proper assignments and to assist with communication of the patient’s status to the school system.

What Sets Us Apart

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Largest hospital-based rehabilitation program in WV 

As the largest of only two hospital-based rehabilitation centers in West Virginia, you have on-site access to the comprehensive resources of our medical center, including laboratory, respiratory therapy, neurosciences and imaging services. It also means nursing staff are on site 24-hours a day, with 24-hour physician availability. 

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CARF Accreditation 

Our center offers CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited programs, meaning we have passed an in-depth review and meet rigorous CARF guidelines for internationally recognized service standards and quality. 

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Results-driven rehabilitation goals 

We provide a high level of care for each and every patient. Our goals of rehabilitation in each of our programs are fostering functional independence, preparation for community re-entry, and preventing further disability.