HighPointe is High Point for Rehab Patients

Updated: 7/9/2012
Above, left to right: Sridhar R. Rachala M.D., Orthopedic Surgery; Muti Ubaydah, Social Worker; Heather Martindale, RN, Unit Manager; and Renu Verma, Rehab Manager

Kaleida Health’s surgeons and discharge planners recently discovered, first hand, what many subacute patients and long-term residents already knew – HighPointe on Michigan is a beautiful and well-equipped facility, the perfect place to recover from surgery or to call home.

The open house, held June 21, 2012, served to showcase what an extraordinary resource HighPointe is to Kaleida Health’s patients, especially its subacute rehabilitation program. 

Donna McCourt, BGMC Orthopedic Nursing Unit manager, was instrumental in promoting and connecting surgeons, staff and discharge planners to HighPointe, a place that offers a full continuum of care for patients needing extended rehabilitation services. “We can provide better outcomes for our own patients with a defined path of care from pre-op to surgery, acute care to rehab,” McCourt said. “Patients can stay connected to Kaleida Health physicians for all their healthcare needs by staying within the system.”

The Difference is Clear
What is it that makes HighPointe’s subacute rehabilitation different? The short-term rehab provided in the state-of-the-art facility is geared toward individuals who have complex medical and rehabilitation needs. This care is designed to promote independence and to transition patients back to the community.

Often, individuals need subacute services after an injury, illness or as a result of a chronic disease. Subacute rehabilitation is a good choice for individuals who are medically stable to leave the hospital, but who require further skilled services and monitoring in order to return home safely.

Healing Patients – One Day at a Time
Several types of rehabilitation are offered, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/swallowing therapy and IV therapy. Licensed therapists, in addition to nurses, dieticians, physicians and social workers, round out the rehabilitation team.

As part of healing the whole person, not just the injury or disease, HighPointe offers patients and residents all the comforts of home. A few of the amenities include free Wi-Fi, free TV, free telephone (for subacute rehab patients), barber/beautician services, gift shop and 24-hour security.

Providing Comfort and Dignity to Residents
HighPointe on Michigan also provides long-term residential care; offering a nurturing environment while assisting residents in living enjoyable, comfortable, dignified lives. Highly qualified staff includes board-certified geriatricians, physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, therapists, dietitians and social workers.  Pastoral care provides spiritual support and services and the activities department offers a wide variety of leisure activities, games, field trips and celebrations. 

For admissions assistance, to reserve a short-term subacute rehab bed or to arrange a facility tour, please contact the Admissions Coordinator at (716) 859-4953 or (716) 748-3165.