Regional Rehabilitation Center
Individualized care. Advanced technology. Innovative therapies.
For more than 20 years, Owensboro Health’s Regional Rehabilitation Center has been helping people who experience a life-altering illness or injury regain their independence and return to a fulfilling, active life.
Visiting hours are established to give patients the opportunity to participate in all therapy sessions.
- Visiting hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day
- Visitors are restricted to two between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
- Staff will try to accommodate out-of-town visitors or others who are not able to visit during these times.
- The center is secured between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
- No visitors are allowed in the therapy gym unless a family training session is scheduled.
The center is located on the fourth floor of the Owensboro Health Parrish Avenue campus.
Our 20-bed center is the region’s leading hospital-based facility, with accreditations by The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
The center, located on the fourth floor of Owensboro Health’s Parrish Avenue campus, serves patients from western Kentucky and southern Indiana.
Multidisciplinary care team
Collaboration with patients and families is the key to our success. Care is coordinated by a case manager who organizes team conferences where patients, families, staff and physicians meet for ongoing reports of progress toward individual goals.
Each patient is assigned to a dedicated team of rehabilitation professionals led by one of our experience rehabilitation doctors.
- Case managers are friends and guides who assist with the social, emotional and financial aspects of coping during recovery. The case manager facilitates communication between physicians, insurance providers, the rehabilitation team and – most importantly – patients and their families.
- Nurses serve as a vital link, assisting the patient and family in training and education for skin care, bowel/bladder function, medication management and safety while the patient is regaining skills.
- Physical therapists assist the patient in relearning basic motor skills – such as walking, balance, moving and coordination – and implementing treatments designed to strengthen, coordinate and restore muscle activity necessary for movement and advancement toward recovery
- Occupational therapists help with meeting the challenges of daily living that many take for granted – eating, cooking, bathing, grooming, dressing and safety. Pre-vocational evaluations can be performed to help the patient and family determine the patient’s ability to return to work.
- Speech pathologists evaluate and treat patients whose ability to speak has been lost or impaired. Associated difficulties in reasoning and swallowing are also evaluated and treated.
- Registered dietitians counsel rehabilitation patients on special diets such as low cholesterol, sugar-free choices or other dietary recommendations.
- Neuropsychologists perform specialized testing to identify impairments with memory, reasoning, judgment and behavior adjustment. Assistance is available for return to work or school.
- Recreational therapists help patients reinforce prior interests and abilities, as well as develop new ones. Patients enjoy crafts, games, cooking and music. Community outings include trips to parks, museums, grocery stores, retail stores and other local sites.
- Pharmacists review each medicine prescribed and ensure lab work and tests are being monitored.
- Chaplains are available through our pastoral care department for spiritual healing.
Referrals and admission
Referrals are accepted from home, hospitals, nursing homes and skilled care, as well as from individuals, family members, caregivers, physicians, social workers or other health care professionals. An assessment is completed to determine if the criteria for admission is met.
Our nurse liaison handles the details of your admission and works with your insurance providers to authorize your stay. After your physician recommends rehabilitation, our nurse liaison will meet with you and your family to introduce our services and begin your road to recovery.
Tours of the rehabilitation center are available on request.
Availability of services
Services are available to the total population regardless of gender, race, creed, national origin, handicap or ability to pay.
The Regional Rehabilitation Center takes every reasonable step to ensure no physically challenged individual is discriminated against because they lack auxiliary aids and services.
There’s no place like home – that’s why it feels good to help our patients and families feel more comfortable returning home. If needed, home assessments are provided by the therapy staff to assess the safety and accessibility of the home environment prior to discharge. Recommendations are often made for adaptive equipment or changes within the home to create a safer environment.
Sharing an experience, a thought or a kind deed is often the medicine we all need to get through the day. Stroke, brain injury and Parkinson’s support groups are held regularly so patients and families can be there for each other with fun and laughter. Additional information is available through the case manager.
For more information about the Regional Rehabilitation Center, call (270) 688-4300.