Additional Medical Rehabilitation Services
The Medical Rehabilitation Program is managed by a physician who is an experienced and Board Certified Specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is responsible for all the clinical services provided at WWRC including:
Medical Rehabilitation Services Overseen by Physician
- Diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic and neurologic disability and impairments
- Design and prescription of medical rehabilitation plan of care
- Medication and assistive technology prescription
- Specialty outpatient clinics
- Behavioral health and neuropsychology services
- Episodic medical care for residential clients
WWRC admissions criteria require clients be medically stable and able to fully participate in their rehabilitation program. However, WWRC provides 24/7 nursing and attendant care to clients residing at the Center under the direction of the WWRC Physician. WWRC partners with the regional medical center (Augusta Health) to provide emergency and acute medical care, if needed.
Nursing staff provide direct personal care, education on health and self advocacy, and episodic nursing interventions for clients in comprehensive rehabilitation programs who live in all of WWRC’s residency options: Barnett Hall, Carter-Ashley Hall and Rothrock Hall. Nursing staff advocate for the highest quality nursing services which support a client's fullest participation in an individualized rehabilitation program to achieve optimal personal independence and employment when returning home.
- Medication management
- Health maintenance
- Emotional counseling
- Preventative and restorative care and instruction
- Emergency care
- Coordination with client’s home physician’s care plan
Clients with physical and/or cognitive disabilities requiring assistance with their personal care and/or monitoring while receiving therapy and/or vocational services use Rothrock Hall as their residential option. Each client is assigned a Primary Nurse who assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the client's individual plan of care. The Primary Nurse collaborates with the client, family, and WWRC rehabilitation team to monitor progress towards the client’s goals.
Clients residing in Barnett Hall, Carter-Ashley Hall, or who attend WWRC as a day student may access health care services in this clinic staffed by nurses working under the direction of the WWRC Physician or Physician’s Assistant.
|Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PhysicalMedicineRehabInfo@wwrc.virginia.gov)|
|Phone||800-345-9972, Ext. 7143 or 540-332-7143|