Rehabilitation hospital in Los Gatos, California
Good Samaritan Hospital helps patients recover from a wide range of conditions and injuries, enabling them to regain the strength and confidence they need to get back to their daily activities. We offer personalized treatment plans that may include physical, speech and occupational therapy. Whether you need inpatient or outpatient therapy services, our highly skilled team is here to help you get better and become more independent.
To reach our inpatient rehabilitation program, call (408) 358-5689. To reach our outpatient rehabilitation program, call (408) 559-2377.
We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for excellence in acute inpatient rehabilitation and stroke care.
Rehabilitation services we provide
Our rehabilitation services can play a crucial role in how patients recover from an accident or medical event, including:
- Brain injuries
- Degenerative neurological disorders
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Non-traumatic spinal cord injuries
- Orthopedic injuries (including multiple traumatic injuries)
- Strokes (cerebrovascular accidents)
- Total joint replacements
We also provide an advanced cardiac rehabilitation program for patients recovering from a heart attack or procedure.
Specialized rehabilitation team
It takes specialists in all facets of medical care to help individuals get better after an injury or illness. This is why our rehabilitation program is led by a physiatrist and includes:
- Clinical nutritionist
- Diabetic educators
- Occupational therapists
- Physical therapists
- Recreational therapists
- Rehabilitation nurses
- Social workers
- Speech-language pathologists
Our physical therapists are specially trained to help patients gain strength and mobility after an orthopedic injury or procedure.
Physical therapy services we offer include:
- Amputee program:Our physical therapists work closely with each patient's doctor and prosthetist to ensure a properly fitting and functioning prosthesis. We also provide prosthetic rehabilitation to help with gait training.
- Functional mobility retraining:We teach patients proper and safe functional mobility with an emphasis on minimizing the risks of falls and reinjury. This may include walking on all surfaces, climbing stairs and rising to stand.
- Neurological rehabilitation: We treat an array of disabilities and impairments that may arise from neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis (MS) and Guillain-Barré syndrome.
- Orthopedic rehabilitation: Our physical therapists provide exercises to restore range of motion, strength and mobility following an orthopedic surgery or diagnosis. This incudes comprehensive rehabilitation services for patients at the Silicon Valley Joint Replacement Center.
- Wound care: Our physical therapists have special expertise in wound care. They create optimal wound healing environments while identifying and eliminating factors that delay wound healing.
We provide a wide range of speech therapy services for children and adults. This includes evaluation and therapy for individuals with functional, organic and neurological voice disorders.
Speech therapy services we offer include:
- Communication for post-tracheostomy adults:We provide evaluation and treatment for individuals with long-term tracheostomies resulting in impaired speech. We also provide augmentative communication options if needed.
- Laryngectomy services: We provide evaluations and training for patients who may benefit from alaryngeal voice rehabilitation. This type of therapy helps patients communicate verbally without the use of the larynx (voice box).
- Neurological rehabilitation: We treat individuals who have written or verbal communication impairments following a stroke, head injury or neurological disease.
- Pediatric speech-language delay or disorder: We offer outpatient services for children with delays in speech development or verbal language abilities. We also treat those who have specific disorders in any communication skill (e.g., articulation, verbal expression or receptive language).
Our occupational therapists work with patients to help them gain more independence in daily life. Occupational therapy can help patients after many different diagnoses and injuries, including orthopedic surgery and neurological conditions.
Occupational therapy services we offer include:
- Functional retraining: Our skilled clinicians teach patients how to perform job and life tasks to become more self-sufficient and shorten their recovery times.
- Hand therapy: A certified hand therapist is available to assess and treat any hand or wrist problems that interfere with personal, work and community life.
- Splinting, bracing and adaptive equipment: We are equipped to assess functional impairment and may use an adaptive tool, splint, or brace to help patients regain a skill lost or impaired by illness or disability.
- Workstation assessment and on-site job analysis: We look at details of patients' job duties, responsibilities and work areas to determine if modifications to the job itself or the work area need to be made.
Functional therapy services
After an injury or accident, patients may have trouble doing everyday tasks like they used to before. We work with individuals to help improve common functional problems including:
- Difficulty walking, climbing stairs or getting out of bed
- Difficulty swallowing
- Difficulty returning to work or everyday routine in the community
- Limitations due to pain
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
- Loss of coordination and balance
- Memory deficits or judgment difficulties
- Speech or language difficulties
Our certified recreational therapist assist patients in activities designed to promote overall health, confidence and independence.
Therapeutic recreation services we offer include:
- Adapting leisure activities
- Arts and crafts
- Independent recreation, such as music, movies or reading
- Outings that help patients reintegrate with the community
- Pet therapy with specially trained companion animals
- Social groups
- Wii games
Inpatient rehabilitation program
The goal of our inpatient rehabilitation program is to help patients achieve maximum functional independence. We work with patients to help them return home as quickly and safely as possible after injury or illness. Our program provides multi-disciplinary rehabilitation for adults with a combination of physical, occupational and speech therapy.
What to expect during inpatient rehabilitation
When a patient first comes into our program, a specialist in each rehabilitation discipline conducts an evaluation to assess specific needs and develop a treatment plan. The patient and family meet with the treatment team to set short- and long-term goals.
A typical day involves at least three hours of rehabilitation therapy. This can include physical, speech, occupational and/or recreational therapies.
We offer private rooms, a classroom space and a miniature apartment where patients can practice new skills before they return to their homes. We encourage early involvement of family and friends who are part of a patient’s plan. Additionally, we help patients and their support teams connect with community resources they may need once home.
Starting inpatient rehabilitation
We accept referrals from all sources. However, if you are interested in inpatient rehabilitation at our hospital, we recommend that you first talk with your physician. We provide a free preadmission evaluation to determine if a patient is eligible for admission. We are usually able to schedule an evaluation within one day of a referral.
Our inpatient rehabilitation program is located on the third floor at our Mission Oaks campus.
We also provide comprehensive rehabilitation services on an outpatient basis. This may be helpful once a patient is discharged from their inpatient program. It may also be appropriate for patients who do not require the intensity of an inpatient program.
Our outpatient rehabilitation program is also located at our Mission Oaks campus.