Lourdes inpatient rehabilitation unit is part of our seamless care, designed to support patients and their families on the road to complete recovery. Patients enter our 16-bed unit with a customized rehabilitation plan, including access to specialists, nurses, therapists and 24/7 on-call physician coverage. The unit includes a dedicated gym, therapy facility and dining area with access to balconies, prayer rooms and a meditation garden. All of our facilities are geared toward increasing patient independence and well being in preparation for the transition home.
Pet Assisted Therapy
Our Lady of Lourdes partners with Pet Partners of Acadiana to offer pet assisted therapy to our rehab patients staying inpatient with us. This program utilizes animals during therapy sessions who have gone through rigorous training to become a service animal. Rehab activities for those undergoing physical therapy may include walking with the animal on a leash, brushing the animal, and throwing a toy for the animal to fetch. These therapy animals can be used for speech and occupational therapy sessions as well.
Read more about the pet assisted therapy program and how it is a great motivator for our patients to come to the rehab gym as well as providing our therapists with an additional tool to aid with the recovery journey.