Orthopedic Program

The Orthopedic Program at Edison Estates is an excellent solution for patients recovering from orthopedic injuries and surgeries and in need of comprehensive rehabilitation and nursing care. Affiliated with the highly regarded Johnson Rehabilitation Institute at JFK Medical Center, the program ensures that each patient will receive the highest level of care.

Large private and semi-private rooms are available with complimentary TV and telephone service. Treatment is provided in a gym designed specifically for orthopedic patients’ needs.

The Treatment Team

The patient and his or her personal support system are at the center of the rehabilitation team. Patients participate by providing information, asking questions, and complying with treatment protocols.

Other members of the team include:

  • Program Coordinator – The coordinator manages the overall quality of the patient’s orthopedic program and provides assistance such as providing information, guiding tours of the facility and being receptive to the patient’s individual needs, ideas and concerns.
  • Physician -- A physiatrist – a medical doctor specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation – will communicate with your orthopedist to ensure the continuity of your rehabilitation plan.
  • Physical & Occupational Therapists – Physical therapy focuses on strengthening, endurance, ambulation (walking) and coordination, while occupational therapy helps increase the patient’s independence in bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, homemaking and mobility.
  • Nurses – Nurses help patients manage medical problems, and they provide education to the patient and family. They also monitor the patient’s health and keep the patient and other team members abreast of such changes.
  • Social workers – A social worker assesses each patient and starts the discharge planning process soon after admission, taking into account the patient’s lifestyle, routine and personal support system. This service can ease the transition back into the patient’s home and community.