At Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico, we provide rehabilitative services to people recovering from disabilities caused by injuries or illnesses. We help our patients regain their physical or cognitive abilities so they can return home at their highest level of independence.
Inpatient Rehabilitation Services
At Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico, we provide inpatient rehabilitation to people recovering from disabling diseases and injuries, such as strokes, orthopedic, brain, and spinal cord injuries. In addition, we treat individuals who may have chronic illnesses such as cerebral palsy, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease.
We also treat individuals with:
- Arthritic Conditions
- Congenital Deformities
- Hip Fractures
- Joint Replacement
- Post Cardiac or General Surgery
- Post Mastectomy
- Pulmonary Diseases
- Swallowing Disorders
If you have a question about whether we provide treatment for a condition or diagnosis not listed, please email us or call us at 575-521-6400.
How we provide care
Our medical professionals work as a team with our patients and their family members to create individualized treatment plans so our patients can progress at their own ability levels. Our rehabilitation team includes specially trained physicians, nurses, case managers, and occupational, speech and physical therapists – among other medical professionals. It is led by our full-time medical director who is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Our healthcare team provides our patients with 24-hour rehabilitative nursing care and daily physician management. Our patients have access to private patient rooms and well-equipped therapy areas. Our therapy areas include a 6,000-square foot therapy gym with private treatment rooms, a heated aquatic therapy pool with an electric lift, and a therapeutic courtyard to allow practice on different terrains such as ramps, stairs, gravel, dirt, curb, curb cut-outs, and wood decking.
We also offer treatment in our multiple day rooms, which include a daily living suite and a transitional suite. These areas allow patients to practice normal, daily, at-home activities while still under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Some of these activities may include getting in and out of bed, showering, cooking, or doing laundry. In addition, we offer home evaluations to identify any necessary modifications that may need to be made to a patient’s home before leaving the hospital. This helps ensure a safer return to home.
Services we provide include:
- Rehabilitation nursing care
- Respiratory care to treat, manage, control and provide diagnostic evaluation of the cardiopulmonary system
- Speech, memory and cognitive therapy
- Physical therapy to help with balance and mobility
- Occupational therapy to help perform daily activities, including guided community outings and home evaluations
- Aquatic therapy water-based treatments
- Wound care to help in the healing, prevention, and management of wounds
- Neuropsychology that focuses on how the brain and rest of the nervous system influence a person’s cognitive skills and behaviors
- Prosthetic consults, fittings, and equipment assistance
- Pain management
Why Rehabilitative Care?
We know that inpatient rehabilitative care is significant to a patient’s healing process.
Patients who receive rehabilitative services often experience positive results in regaining or improving productivity and independence. For example, a recent national study shows that patients treated in inpatient rehabilitation facilities have better long-term results than those treated in skilled nursing facilities. The study, which was commissioned by the ARA Research institute, shows that patients treated in rehabilitation hospitals live longer, have less hospital and ER visits, and remain longer in their homes without additional outpatient services.
- Returned home from their initial stay two weeks earlier
- Remained home nearly two months longer
In addition, patients who were treated in inpatient rehabilitation facilities experienced an 8 percent lower mortality rate and 5 percent fewer emergency room visits per year.