One Step at a Time

February 07, 2017
One Step at a Time

Our comprehensive rehabilitation services can help you recover from a surgery, illness or injury in a comforting setting close to home. Whether you need professional outpatient support or more intensive, 24/7 inpatient care, we’ve got the dedicated staff and expertise you need.

An Individualized Inpatient Experience

“It’s good to be close to friends and family when you’re recovering from a serious medical condition,” notes Inpatient Rehabilitation Director Lydia Sosa, RN, BSN, MSN. “Patients come to our facility to recover, even if they’ve had a procedure or surgery outside of the area,” she says.

Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center provides the only acute, inpatient rehabilitation unit in Eagle Pass. It features 21 private rooms designed for patient comfort and safety, each with its own TV and bathroom. Patients may be recovering from a variety of conditions, including stroke, joint replacement, cardiac conditions and many others.

Each patient receives an individualized care plan, including up to three hours of intensive daily therapy with rest periods in between. The unit is staffed by a highly trained team, including rehabilitation nurses; physical, occupational and speech therapists; social workers and dietitians.

“Our primary goal is to help patients achieve their highest possible level of independence,” Sosa says. “We want to make sure our patients’ experience is the best.”

Outpatient Support on Your Schedule

The day starts bright and early at our Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Center, which is located just behind the main hospital in an easily accessible, first-floor location. The Center is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. to accommodate patients’ schedules. Among the many conditions treated are: arthritis; chronic pain; neurological conditions; sports injuries; balance problems; recovery from stroke or orthopedic surgery; language/cognitive problems; pediatric development issues; and diabetic nerve injury.

Individualized, one-on-one treatment is provided by licensed personnel only, which sets the care at Fort Duncan Regional apart, notes Elena Angus, PT, Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation Services.

“A lot of people worry it will be painful,” Angus notes. “We’re very sensitive to that. We have different modalities we can use, such as therapeutic ultrasound, which can improve flexibility and help patients feel more comfortable. We always want to provide the highest professional level of care possible.”

For more information about our rehabilitation services, call 830-872-2990 for inpatient rehabilitation, or 830-872-2811 for outpatient rehabilitation.

Patients of all ages, including children, may be referred to our Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Center by their physician. Patients in our Inpatient Rehabilitation unit must meet certain admission criteria, such as requiring 24/7 care and being able to follow instructions. For other admission criteria, please call us or visit our website using the contact information below.