Rehabilitation center relocates to expand practice
Sterling Rehabilitation has relocated to the newly renovated Hickory Manor in Bastrop, Louisiana, according to Bastrop Daily Enterprise. The new location, which is 37,000 square feet, will enable the clinic to increase its therapist staffing and provide job opportunities for physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists. As many as 60 open jobs may become available to house more individuals who need inpatient care and to continue to treat outpatients all at the one site.
"It's nice, larger. We now have room for more therapy activities like art and music. We can give better care," said Jasmine Wilson, a speech therapist.
The practice, which used to be located on the first floor of Morehouse General Hospital, administers care to many patients who have suffered from strokes, which affect 700,000 individuals a year in the U.S, according to the American Heart Association. They also assist in recovery from spinal cord and health injuries, some of which may inhibit physical function. The facility, which also has new equipment to improve their services - such as a balance assessment machine, a balance retrain analyzer and a variety of video games - has received a positive reputation, and is drawing patients from far away to seek their services. In particular, it focuses on patients who live in rural areas and are mostly geriatric. It accepts coverage from federal insurance company Medicaid.
"Bastrop is getting a good reputation with its available therapy that many patients as far away as Monroe are getting recommendations to come here," said Jack Noble, M.D., one of the physicians of Sterlington Rehabilitation.
The Hickory Manor also consists of a nursing home, which offers assisted living and healthcare services to patients in need. Certified nurses and assistants work around the clock to provide the best care possible for their patients.
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