St. Jude offers comprehensive services to help adults, adolescents and
children reduce physical and mental limitations caused by stroke, neurological
disorders, spinal cord injury, head injury, amputation, certain orthopaedic
conditions, neuromuscular disorders, multiple trauma or other disabling
conditions. For admission to our program patients will be evaluated for
Multidisciplinary Team Assessment and Planning
Our highly skilled rehabilitation team focuses on functional, practical
outcomes to help you achieve the highest possible level of independence
You will work in partnership with a team of rehabilitation experts, which
include: physicians who specialize in physical medicine-as well as specialists
ranging from cardiologists to surgeons; registered nurses; physical and
occupational therapists; speech pathologists; care managers/social workers;
therapeutic recreational specialists; neuropsychologists and dietitians.
Additional team members are added as needed, such as specialists in audiology,
learning disabilities, orthotics and prosthetics, vocational rehabilitation
counseling and some alternative medicine disciplines including but not
limited to Healing Touch, acupuncture and Tai Chi.
Initial Evaluation and Orientation
Within the first few days of admission, the rehabilitation team will conduct
evaluations and discuss your functional goals and plan treatment. You
and your family will be invited to attend an initial family conference.
A second family conference is scheduled prior to discharge, or as needed.
During rehabilitation, it is critical that secondary conditions, such as
diabetes, urological issues, or respiratory complications-be successfully
managed. With nearly 700 of Southern California's finest physicians on
staff, St. Jude Medical Center offers virtually every specialty, allowing
us to offer patients the right expertise at just the right time.
Family Participation and Education
Family visits and support are essential during recovery and rehabilitation.
Your family's input is vital to your treatment. We ask that one family
member be chosen as your primary contact for your care and progress reports.
The family is expected to participate in the patient's therapy program
at the appropriate time to assist the patient and learn the proper methods
of caring for the patient. Visiting hours are flexible and are planned
around treatment times.
To learn more about our program or to schedule a tour, please call