Emergency care is provided after an accident or illness, if necessary - also in an intensive care setting. Prompt treatment is critical to the success of treatment, as the first few hours after an acute neurological episode are critical. Vital functions are often limited, so prompt and qualified patient treatment is required.
The early rehabilitation phase involves the treatment and rehabilitation of severely injured patients. Due to the severity of the patient's condition, he still requires intensive medical supervision and therapeutic measures. Many professionals (doctors of various specialties, physiotherapists, caregivers, and social services) work with patients and their families to restore vital functions, sensorimotor and coordination, and mental, cognitive, and psychological functions. This also requires specially equipped beds in intensive care equipment.
Stage C (after initial rehabilitation) focuses on developing everyday skills. Patients can already respond, and their condition is stable, but some still require serious care. Physicians, physiotherapists, medical staff, and social services work within interdisciplinary teams to develop individualized therapy for each patient's specific clinical status.
Phase D / E involves preparation for professional reintegration. Patients are already largely independent in terms of daily routine activities. Therefore, in the D / E phase, the verification of work and professional competence comes to the fore, as well as the training of mental and psychological functions and social, cultural, and leisure competence. Through restoring professional skills or retraining, full reintegration into the professional environment can occur.
Rehab works! And no one can judge this better than our patients. Some of them shared their stories with us.
Since the end of 2018, Kliniken Schmieder has been operating a stroke ward within the Katharinenhospital.
Kliniken Schmieder Gerlingen has been treating patients in the early stages of rehabilitation for many years. The sooner therapy begins after the manifestation of a neurological disorder, the higher the chances of recovery.