Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital offers advanced methods of care to patients of all ages. Individualized programs address the patient’s motor function, ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), communication skills, and cognitive skills such as memory and reasoning. Our culturally diverse staff is able to meet the needs of our multicultural population. Extensive staff experience has contributed to the creation of a highly specialized, interdisciplinary team. The team works with patients and their families to achieve the highest positive outcomes.
Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital has been awarded accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and the State of Florida Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Programs.
Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital includes specialized inpatient units, a wide array of outpatient services for both adults and children, a prosthetic and orthotic laboratory and vocational evaluation facilities.
Jackson’s inpatient units are focused on:
Jackson’s medical rehabilitation program offers a full continuum of services to address a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Cancer and Tumors
- Guillian Barre
- Joint Replacement
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Multiple Trauma
- Orthopaedic Disabilities
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Traumatic Injuries
Treatment begins with a thorough evaluation by all participating disciplines. Together with the patient and their family, a treatment plan is developed. This plan includes the patient’s personal goals, concerns and treatment preferences. Throughout the medical rehabilitation program, patients are assisted in becoming as independent as possible in mobility and self-care activities. Advanced technology tools are used to address any problems with speech, reading comprehension and other language disorders.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Today the Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital’s 26-bed SCI (Spinal Cord Injury) rehabilitation unit is fully credentialed by the State of Florida and CARF for acute and rehabilitative care of children and adults with spinal cord injuries. Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital is also one of the four designated by Florida’s Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services (HRS) for acute and rehabilitative care for persons with spinal cord injuries.
Rehabilitation services begin with a thorough evaluation to identify patients with SCI needs and determine the most effective program. Patients are an integral part of the treatment planning process and provide input regarding their personal goals and treatment preferences. Throughout the rehabilitation program, patients with SCI become as independent as possible in mobility and self-care activities. Advanced technology is used to address environmental and mobility challenges. Peer interaction is another important component of Jackson’s SCI program.
Community re-integration is a focal point of the SCI rehabilitation program. Patients are given the opportunity to practice learned skills in real-life situations, supported by staff experienced in the special challenges encountered by SCI patients. Therapists conduct home visits, when appropriate, to recommend modifications for accessibility. After their hospital stay, patients continue to receive care and support services in an outpatient setting. Patients with spinal cord injuries may qualify for research programs at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, located on the UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center campus.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Responding to a growing need in the community, Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital developed a specialized Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) program in 1984. The Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital team has achieved a high level of professional expertise in this challenging field. Patients and their families are closely involved in the evaluation and treatment planning to determine the direction of their program. Personal goals, concerns and treatment preferences are included in the planning process.
Throughout the rehabilitation program, patients with TBI become as independent as possible in mobility and self-care activities. Advanced technology tools are used to address any problems with speech, reading comprehension and other language disorders. For some patients, group therapy may be utilized to overcome cognitive deficits and develop compensatory strategies.
Jackson’s TBI rehabilitation program assists with the community re-entry process. The professional team provides patients with opportunities to practice learned skills in real-life supervised situations, supported by staff experienced in the special challenges encountered by TBI patients. Therapists conduct home visits, when appropriate, to recommend modifications for accessibility. Patients receive follow-up rehabilitation and support services in an outpatient setting.
The treatment of patients recovering from burn injuries requires special skills. The Miami Burn Center has been a focal point of care and rehabilitation for thousands of children, adolescents, and adults for over 40 years. Critical burn cases from Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America are referred to the Burn Center on a regular basis due to the expertise of our Burn Center team.
After patients are released from the Burn Unit, many are transferred to the Jackson Rehabilitation Center, where they are evaluated to identify their specific needs and to determine their most effective treatment program. Patients with burn injuries may require a long rehabilitative period and are involved throughout this process, becoming as independent as possible in mobility and self-care activities. Extensive support is provided to address both physical and emotional pain issues.
Jackson’s Child and Adolescent Rehabilitation program provides a warm and friendly environment for pediatric and adolescent patients. This program is an integral part of the Holtz Children’s Hospital and outpatient medical and rehabilitation care. The expert team provides treatment to patients with a wide variety of conditions including:
- Congenital or spinal deformities
- Deconditioning due to prolonged hospitalization
- Dorsal rhizotomy
- Multiple sclerosis
- Near drowning
- Organ failure
- Orthopaedic injuries or disabilities
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Ventilator dependence
Pediatric rehabilitation services begin with a thorough evaluation to identify the child’s needs and determine the most effective program of individual and group therapies. Both children and parents provide their own input regarding goals, concerns and treatment preferences. Miami-Dade County teachers work one-on-one with pediatric rehabilitation patients, helping them with their academic skills. Because education is an essential part of Jackson’s rehabilitation program, parents receive extensive information about their child’s condition, likely outcomes and resources for short- or long-term support.
Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital offers a full spectrum of outpatient rehabilitation programs for both adult and pediatric patients. The outpatient setting provides ongoing medical care, education and emotional support to former patients as well as individuals from throughout the community who need specialized rehabilitation services.
For a full listing and schedule of Jackson’s outpatient medical services, call 305-585-6262.
To contact the following services, call:
- Rehabilitation Psychology: 305-585-1252
- Neuropsychology: 305-585-1878
- Rehab Psychology: call 305-585-5062
Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital provides inpatients and outpatients with a comprehensive array of Neuropsychological, Behavioral Medicine and Rehabilitation Psychology services across the lifespan by an expert staff. To learn more about Neuropsychology/Pediatric Neuropsychology or Rehabilitation Psychology/Behavioral Medicine program, please click here.