The amputee rehabilitation program at San Simeon by the Sound on the North Fork of Long Island is intended to improve quality of life and reduce medical, emotional, social and economic effects that can result from the loss of a limb. Guided by our loving and caring staff in a warm home-like nurturing environment, our goal is to help patients maximize functional independence.
Our interdisciplinary team utilizes a person-centered approach to ensure the optimal care of each amputee patient. The two phases of our rehabilitation program include preparedness for those who intend to receive prosthetics and a rehabilitation program for those who have received prostheses.
The goals of the amputee program include:
- Limb care
- Skin integrity
- Transfer training
- Increase ADL’s (Activities of Daily Living)
- Psychological coping skills (depression, anxiety, etc.)
Enrollees in the program will receive extensive prosthetic training including:
- Ensuring proper prescription and fitting of prosthesis
- Balance training
- ADL’s (Activities of Daily Living)
- Community reintegration