Denim and Diamond Fund Designation
Building for a better return to home for patients of stroke, complex orthopedic surgeries and neurological and physical conditions
Proceeds from this year’s Denim & Diamonds are designated to the development of a simulated apartment suite within our Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation unit.
The suite will allow patients to practice their independent living skills in a controlled environment prior to discharging home. The simulation will allow patients to practice getting in and out of bed, preparing meals, washing dishes, working a television set, doing laundry and many other everyday things we take for granted. With this addition, staff will be better able to determine challenges the patients may still have while simultaneously building confidence in the patient prior to discharge.
Due to the advances in the care of stroke patients, those who previously may have been destined to reside in a nursing facility are getting another chance at going home and the added suite will provide many patients the opportunity to realize that chance.