Technology & Independence Square
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Sometimes we take life's simplest tasks for granted, like getting out of a car, crossing a street, going grocery shopping. But to a victim of serious injury or illness, these activities may be both difficult and frightening. Memorial's Independence Square represents a unique approach to rehabilitation. By helping patients relearn some of life's most routine activities in a safe and stimulating environment, it promotes the comfort and confidence important to effective rehabilitation results.
Memorial's Independence Square duplicates several scenes right out of a central Illinois community: a grocery store, park, city street, front porch, restaurant and others. These therapy modules reflect the places that people visit everyday, making rehab more realistic, more interesting, and more effective.
The modules are created with colorful photographic murals to enhance the positive aspects of rehab. Signs, stoplights, benches and other elements add to the realism of Independence Square.
The therapy settings are connected by a main street, helping to create a self-contained treatment environment. Independence Square presents familiar obstacles for the patient: curbs, concrete sidewalks and stairs. This unique approach to rehab offers physical, occupational and speech therapists an unprecedented opportunity to use the full range of their skills in helping patients regain independent lifestyles.
Independence Square is located within Memorial Medical Center and is part of Memorial Rehab Services. The Center offers comprehensive, integrated care for patients with spinal cord and head injuries, strokes, joint replacements, and other disabling conditions. Independence Square enhances individualized rehabilitation for patients and reaffirms Memorial's position as a regional leader in neuromuscular care.
Finding real life solutions to everyday challenges is at the heart of recovery on Independence Square.
For more information about Memorial Rehab Services, please call (217) 788-3300 or contact us.