At Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, we are committed to helping patients achieve the best recovery possible. Our highly trained, licensed, and certified professionals provide nurturing support and physical rehabilitation for a variety of patients.
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is an acute rehabilitation provider, which means it must provide 15 hours of therapy within a 7-day week, according to guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This is typically provided for 3 hours per day, 5 days a week. Acute rehabilitation providers are highly specialized at getting individuals back home and functioning at their best level possible.
Common conditions treated at inpatient rehab include (but are not limited to):
- Cardiac conditions
- General medical and debilitating conditions
- Multiple traumas
- Neurological conditions
- Orthopedic conditions
- Pulmonary conditions
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Additional rehab services include:
- Big and Loud (Parkinson’s) therapy
- Cardiac rehab
- Cardiopulmonary services
- Inpatient therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Speech/language therapy
- Chronic pain of the joints, neck, back
- Electrical stimulation (E-Stim)
- Pain related to trauma, cancer, other
- Physical and psychological assessments
- Post-operative pain
Enhancing the patient experience
We want our patients to achieve the best possible recovery. That means ensuring our patients have positive experiences as well as positive outcomes, as measured against national benchmarks in key therapy areas such as length of stay, discharge to community, and functional improvement. Because we are part of a leading national rehab provider, we are also able to harness a breadth of resources internally to compare outcomes and quality between facilities and programs and share best practices in an effort to always be on the leading edge of patient care.
Specialized equipment and therapies
Our program offers a spacious fully-equipped gym which gives you and your clinical care team plenty of rehab therapy treatment options. Interacting with other patients during rehabilitation therapy in our therapy gym fosters camaraderie and can help you stay motivated to reach your rehab goals.
Getting outside to speed recovery
Studies show that outdoor recreation increases happiness and reduces stress in many people. In fact, one study showed that a view of nature, even through a window, speeds recovery from surgery. That’s why we created an outdoor activity area where you can spend time relaxing, enjoying the sunshine, and visiting with loved ones before or after your rehab therapy sessions.
Our outdoor activity area can be useful for your recovery. If improved walking is one of your rehabilitation goals, practicing outdoors on different types of surfaces can help you better prepare for your daily activities once you are discharged.
The Cheyenne facility features a circular drive and pathway with access to our gazebo, space often used by patients to enjoy time with family members or practice gait training over a variety of outdoor surfaces.
Additional services or therapies offered include:
- Assistive devices
- Electrical myography (EMG)
- Heat and cold therapies
- Local rehab clinic with outpatient therapy
Comfortable Rooms and locations for relaxation
As part of our effort to make your rehabilitation as comfortable as possible, we are pleased to offer our patients clean, cozy rooms with many of the amenities of home to help you rest before and after your rehab therapy sessions, and get a good night’s sleep.
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has 15 private rooms, each with its own bathroom and shower, flat-screen TV, phone, and sitting area. Adaptive equipment is provided to accommodate each patient’s unique needs. There is a documentation station in each room for immediate access to charts.
Cheyenne Regional’s acute rehabilitation unit offers a recreation, arts and leisure showcase with mandala art, library, piano, games, puzzles, word-search, and karaoke. We have Horticulture Therapy treatment and a sitting area, and our patient/family resource room provides access to internet and computer usage. Our facility hosts large, community-style dining, big-screen television viewing and includes a large conference room for family meetings.
Social interactions can be an important part of rehabilitation therapy. That’s why we offer a number of ways for patients to socialize with one another during their stay with us – from dining halls to lounges and common areas.
Some of the benefits of interacting with others during your rehab program can include:
- Increased self-confidence and self-esteem
- Improved physical and mental health
- Receiving encouragement from others undergoing rehab therapy
- Providing advice or encouragement to others undergoing rehab therapy
We are committed to making sure your time with us is as productive and enjoyable as possible. To that end, our program was designed to ensure that you are given every opportunity to socialize with other people undergoing rehab therapy and to make your time with us feel more like being at home or with friends and less like a hospital stay.
The importance of support
Support groups are an important resource for patients and their family members or caregivers. Support groups for rehabilitation programs consist of people with a common condition or similar challenges who meet on a regular basis to talk about their experiences, share ideas, and provide support for one another.
One of the biggest advantages of support groups is that they help participants realize they are not alone – there are other people who have the same problems and goals. For many participants, this is a huge relief and important form of encouragement. Rehabilitation support groups can help participants with both the physical and emotional challenges of rehab therapy, which can be an essential part of your rehab program. For example, members of the group who have the same problems or goals you do can support you and may suggest new ways of tackling a particular problem. Connecting with others to share experiences, information, and advice can be incredibly motivating and beneficial.
We currently offer Stroke Survivors Support Group, Brain Injury Support Group, and Mended Hearts Support Group.