Post-Traumatic Injury Care

An aid helping a patient use a walker in a short-term rehab.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), data suggests seniors (someone 65 or older) in the U.S. experience an average of 36 million falls and nearly 1.6 million motor vehicle crashes every year. One in five of these falls result in serious injuries such as a fracture or head injury, and 700 seniors are injured in a car crash every day.

Falls and car crashes are also common causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) for seniors, which (when not resulting in death) can result in disability if not managed properly. Keep reading to learn more about post-traumatic injury care. 

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Why Would You Choose a Traumatic Injury Care Facility?

When you and or someone you love has been severely injured, the recovery process can be a long and strenuous one. Often this process is easier on the patient if they have access to constant supervision and are working with a medical team for the best chance of a full recovery. For example, for patients affected by moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI), evidence suggests that rehabilitation that takes place in an inpatient facility results in superior results compared to skilled nursing facilities alone.  

Getting care at a traumatic injury care facility such as Monument Health Group allows patients to meet all their medical and personal care needs in one location. By creating a personalized treatment plan that includes rehabilitation services, skilled nursing services, and personal care services, patients are more likely to succeed in their short-term and long-term recovery goals.

Benefits of Skilled Nursing Facilities

According to the Mayo Clinic, people over 65 have a harder time recovering after a traumatic injury due to slower healing times, a need for longer rehabilitation, and issues with medication interactions. Inpatient care at a traumatic injury facility by knowledgeable staff can make these challenges easier to navigate.

Monument Health Group knows that traumatic injuries require skilled nursing facilities and rehabilitation facilities, which is why we offer both.

Benefits include:

  • 24-hour observation and assistance from medically trained staff
  • Access to an onsite physician
  • Onsite rehab that caters to patient’s needs
  • Onsite assistance with daily tasks such as grooming, lifting items, eating, administering medication(s), etc.
  • Onsite recreational activities

What Services Are Provided at Monument Health Group?

At Monument Health Group patient services are extensive and individualized to meet every patient’s unique needs. With the ultimate goal of complete rehabilitation and better overall well-being, services include: 

Skilled Nursing 

Skilled nursing services include 24-hour care from medically trained staff and access to an on-staff doctor. This service can be crucial for those with severe injury, disability, or illness. Skilled nursing services also include:

  • Wound and pain management: After a traumatic injury, access to medically trained staff for changing bandages and administering pain medication will be ideal for preventing infection and promoting healing
  • Intravenous therapy: Access to intravenous therapy (IV therapy) if and when required is available on-site

Physical Therapy 

At Monument Health Group, physical therapy seeks to help patients regain strength and mobility after sustaining an injury or recovering after surgery. 

Occupational Therapy 

Occupational therapy services reteach patients who have been injured to do tasks necessary for independent living, such as:

  • Regaining fine motor skills
  • Learning the proper way to use the upper body
  • Working on delicate hand functions
  • Regaining bladder and bowel control 

Speech Therapy 

Speech therapy works with patients to assist with verbal and written communication skills. Speech therapists also assist patients in retraining the muscles necessary for swallowing safely and assist with issues involving problem-solving when necessary.

Short-Term Rehabilitation

When patients experience an unexpected injury, they often require elaborate care. In some cases, this assistance may be temporary, with access to rehabilitation services such as physical therapy, speech therapy, and/or occupational therapy. At Monument Health Group, short-term rehabilitation can be customized to meet the patient’s short-term and long-term goals.

Traumatic Injury Care Facility FAQs

While Monument Health Group focuses on recovery and wellness, we understand that recovery isn’t always possible for every patient. This is why we offer long-term care options. Contact Monument Health Group to learn more.

No. Monument Health Group assists patients of all ages from younger adults to adults of advanced age.

Monument Health Group has two Utah locations. Both locations are open 24 hours Monday through Sunday. 

Monument Health Group Millcreek

East 4500 South
Salt Lake City, UT.
Phone: (801) 261-3664

Monument Health Group Bountiful

West 2600 South
Wood Cross, UT.
Phone: (801) 295-3135 

Handling care after a traumatic injury isn’t easy. By getting help through an inpatient traumatic injury care facility, you or your loved one can focus on recovery and regaining a more independent life. Whether you or a loved one has been temporarily injured or requires a long-term care facility after a traumatic injury, you can find the care you need at Monument Health Group.

Our Traumatic Injury Long Term Care Facilities

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