An amputation is a traumatic experience with both physical and emotional impact. We understand this, and you won’t face it alone.
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation at Covenant HealthCare offers coordinated, comprehensive care for a lifetime, from medical expertise and education to prosthetic technology and specialized therapy.
We’re here to help you or a loved one live life to the fullest.
Why Mary Free Bed at Covenant?
Why Mary Free Bed at Covenant?
We specialize in helping patients who’ve had surgery like yours. Adjusting to life after limb loss isn’t easy, but our team has the knowledge and compassion to set you up for the best possible outcome, beginning with our inpatient rehabilitation program.
Care for a lifetime
Your return to independence will be supported by bright, caring rehabilitation providers who will guide you along the journey. We’ll be here for as long as you need us.
After you graduate from our inpatient program, we offer outpatient medical care and on-site Orthotics & Prosthetics + Bionics to maximize your mobility and independence.
Your treatment team will work with you and your family to create a rehabilitation plan that addresses your goals. We’ll help you gain strength and endurance as you heal and prepare for your prosthetic.
Rehabilitation is hard work, but it’s rewarding.
The duration and intensity of your therapy will depend on your individual needs and tolerance, but patients typically participate in at least three hours of therapy five days a week. Research shows the sooner you begin rehabilitation at an appropriate level of intensity, the better your outcome will be.
Therapy gyms provide specialized spaces to improve strength. We also have private treatment spaces to meet your individual needs.
Our experts have access to innovative rehabilitation technology and tools to support your recovery. And when you’re ready, we offer the latest in prosthetics for mobility. Dedicated gyms are located on your floor, and you can practice home skills in simulated environments, such as an apartment.
Your family is part of your team, too! After all, they’ll be helping you be as independent as possible after rehabilitation. That’s why we encourage loved ones to participate in your therapy sessions.
In the evenings, you can relax in your private room or visit with family, friends and other patients in one of our social areas or outdoor green spaces.
Our Patient + Family Amenities page offers helpful information, including comfortable and affordable lodging options if you live outside the Great Lakes Bay Region.
Your physical recovery isn’t our only focus. Care managers and psychologists are available to support both you and your family throughout your rehabilitation.
And, because no one understands your situation better than someone who has had an amputation, our mentor program matches you with other amputees who can share their experiences and insights.
Depending on your needs, your team may include clinicians from several disciplines or a few, such as:
- Board-certified rehabilitation physicians, hand-selected for you and your condition(s).
- Registered nurses with rehabilitation and wound care certification, as well as nursing care assistants.
- Amputee care liaison to provide education, care and counseling to ensure you receive your prosthesis at the most appropriate time.
- Occupational therapists to help you resume independence with daily activities, such as brushing your teeth, getting dressed, doing laundry and grocery shopping.
- Physical therapists to help you resume independence with walking, transferring and mobility.
- Psychologists who focus on your emotional well-being, which is just as important as your physical condition.
- Registered dietitians to evaluate your nutritional needs and monitor your food intake.
- Speech-language pathologists to help you, if necessary, with eating, swallowing, speaking, breathing and more.
- Recreational therapists to help you get back to doing things you enjoy or introduce you to new leisure activities.
- A care manager who partners with you and your caregivers to help you adjust to your injury and prepare to return home.
- Prosthetist who works with you to customize a device that maximizes your mobility.
We offer a full spectrum of care for a lifetime, including specialized therapy and our own prosthetics department. Our programs and services are available whether you’re a graduate of our inpatient program or you’re new to our community.
As you age and your body and life circumstances change, your needs as an amputee can evolve. We’ll be there.
If you’re a candidate for a prosthesis, we have on-site Orthotics & Prosthetics + Bionics, including a lab where we customize and repair prosthetic devices.
Depending on your needs, a board-certified prosthetist will work with you and your family to help you custom-fabricate a prosthesis that fits and functions, focusing on your safety and comfort.