A Team Approach to Rehabilitation
Every minute of every day, someone experiences a medical trauma that changes
their ability to function as before. Stroke, injury to the brain, spinal
cord injuries, orthopedic traumas and other disabling conditions leave
families looking for help to care for their loved ones.
That is why Thibodaux Regional Rehabilitation Center was established with
both inpatient and outpatient facilities. Our mission is to improve quality
of life and maximize a person's ability to perform daily tasks. We
assist patients in developing new skills, relearning skills that were
lost and making adjustments in their everyday lives.
A Continuum of Care
Thibodaux Regional Rehabilitation Center offers comprehensive inpatient
and outpatient services. Follow-up surveys are completed after discharge
from the Inpatient Unit to make sure the patient is functioning well in
their discharge setting. Patients benefit from this continuum of care
that exists from the inpatient to the outpatient setting.
The inpatient rehab team at Thibodaux Regional Rehabilitation Center is
led by Dr. Allen Vander. Together with a dedicated team of nurses, physical
therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, case management
and rehab techs, a personalized treatment plan is developed for each patient.
Staff members monitor each patient's progress weekly and set goals
with input from the patient and family.
Depending on the needs of the patient, therapies consist of functional
mobility, self-care skills such as dressing and bathing, memory and problem
solving skills, coping with their disability, and vocational training
when necessary. Skills and strategies are taught to help patients get
the maximum return of their abilities.
Thanks to the personal attention and team approach provided by Thibodaux
Regional Rehabilitation Center, countless people in our community have
regained their ability to live comfortably with full functional ability.
The Inpatient Program is a comprehensive program for patients who are medically
stable but continue to need physical assistance. To qualify for inpatient
rehabilitation, a patient must require two therapy disciplines, such as
physical, occupational, and speech therapy and be able to participate
in at least three hours of treatment a day. Our unit strives to provide
the best and most up-to-date therapy in the area. For eight consecutive
reviews, our unit has received the highest accreditation from the Commission
on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Our Inpatient Rehabilitation program has received the highest level of
accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities
(CARF). The inpatient facility has demonstrated that it meets the high
quality standards established by CARF and that we are committed to always
improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving our community. For
more information on our inpatient rehabilitation services, please call
The Outpatient Program offers comprehensive services for neurological,
orthopedic, industrial, speech, hand, women's health, orthotic/prosthetic,
pediatric, wound care, and other rehabilitation needs. The Rehabilitation
Center's Outpatient Program is one of the few programs in the region
that offers all three disciplines (physical, speech and occupational therapy)
in one facility.
In addition, Aquatic Therapy is also offered by the Center. Water resistance,
rather than weights, is used to help patients after injury or for those
with chronic illness. Aquatic Therapy can make treatment and exercise
less painful, and as a result, more successful, leading to improved quality of life.
Our inpatient and outpatient staff are experienced in assisting patients
with a variety of illnesses or injuries including the following areas:
- Stroke (CVA)
- Injury to the brain
- Spinal cord injury
- Peripheral nerve injury
Degenerative Neurological Disorders:
- Guillain Barre
- Muscular Distrophy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Other progressive neurological impairments
- Multiple trauma
- Hip fractures
- Joint replacements
- Neck and back strain/sprain
- Hand injuries
- Shoulder and knee injuries
- Joint involvement secondary to arthritis
- Generalized de-conditioning
Patients can be referred for an inpatient rehabilitation stay by their
doctor, home health nurse or therapist, family or anyone associated with
the patient who feels our services could be beneficial.
- Must require the intervention of multiple therapy disciplines
- Will benefit from an intense rehabilitation service; a minimum of 3 hours
a day, 5 days a week
- Must reasonably be able to actively participate in the program and make
- Must require physician supervision by a rehabilitation physician
- Must require an intensive and coordinated interdisciplinary approach to
- A physician's prescription is needed for outpatient services.
For more information about our rehabilitation services call (985) 493-4731
for inpatient services, or (985) 493-4782 for outpatient services.