What to Expect at the new Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital – Bartram CampusBeyond Magazine
Jul 19, 2022
Our team at the Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital – Bartram Campus will provide exceptional care to address the region’s rehabilitation needs. The hospital features the innovative technology, clinical expertise and proven treatments synonymous with the Brooks organization.
We made our 60 private patients rooms larger for increased safety and functional movements. Each one features: a refrigerator, a safe for valuables, a bed alarm with automated messages to the patient, a digital whiteboard to display daily messages and Sonifi TVs for both entertainment and education. Our bariatric rooms also have a lift and ceiling track that leads into the bathroom for additional safety.
Day room and patio
This multi-purpose space will be used for therapeutic feeding/dining groups, recreational therapy activities, and a falls prevention program happy hour, open to all patients and their families.
There is a separate area for family nourishment that can be accessed even if groups are in session.
The Day Room leads to an outdoor patio available for meals and socializing.
An integral part of our rehabilitation, the outdoor courtyard features different inclines and terrains to help patients practice walking and wheeling when they return home. It also includes a putting green, hand bike, and tricycle for additional leisure activities.
Brooks invests heavily in technology to provide our patients with the latest innovations available. Many times, our expertise in evidence-based rehabilitation helps develop these emerging technologies and gets them into widespread use sooner.
For example, Brooks is the only rehabilitation provider in the country to offer Cyberdyne’s Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL), the world’s first advanced robotic treatment device shown to improve a patient’s ability to walk.
Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Suite
A training space that can more closely mimic the home setting. It includes a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and laundry area to practice functional tasks. Our system on care allows us to collaborate with the ultimate goal of success with each patient. A Brooks Home Health educator will conduct training in the ADL suite, focusing on tools to help patients on their return to home.
A separate space for patients and therapists to practice and improve walking skills. It features the ZeroG, the most advanced robotic body-weight support network available. ActiveAssist, a novel dynamic fall recovery functionality, provides a more pleasant patient experience by smartly adapting body-weight support to its users.
A meditation chapel is located on the first floor. Non-denominational pastoral care is available to all patients and families from our staff chaplain.
Artist Mike Elsass of Dayton, Ohio, created custom art commemorating the opening of Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital – Bartram Campus. Titled “Colors of Energy”, this piece represents beginning, appreciation, inertia and peace. It is made from mixed media of recycled steel, acrylic, silicate sand, mica flakes, gels, rust and shells.
Additional art pieces were created and curated specifically for the new hospital to inspire patients as they continue pushing beyond their limits.