HealthSouth Tinton Falls Achieves Parkinson’s Certification from The Joint Commission
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls has earned certification for Disease-Specific Care in Parkinson’s disease. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ is awarded to the hospital for its compliance with the organization’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care. This is the sixth Disease-Specific Care Certification currently held by the hospital. Others include certifications for the hospital’s stroke, hip fracture, brain injury, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs.
To earn the certification, the Parkinson’s rehabilitation program underwent an extensive, on-site evaluation by The Joint Commission. The program is evaluated against Joint Commission standards through an assessment of the programs’ processes, the programs’ ability to evaluate and improve care within its own organization, and interviews with patients and staff.
“Expanding our accredited programs to include Parkinson’s disease is a perfect addition to our hospital as we continue to address the needs of our community,” said HealthSouth Tinton Falls CEO Suji Thomas. “Parkinson’s patients and their families now have another resource at HealthSouth Tinton Falls that can address their needs and concerns on dealing with this disease.”
The goal of the HealthSouth Parkinson’s rehabilitation program is to give patients a chance to achieve maximum independence. If diagnosed early, treatment and therapy can reduce the side effects, helping the patient lead an active lifestyle. The program teaches disease management by improving physical capabilities, including:
- Individual assessment of patient’s strengths and limitations
- Working with patients on endurance training, adaptive living skills, mobility training and communication/cognitive skills
- Providing patient, family and caregiver education
- Strengthening the patient’s self-image
- Maintaining a continuum of care that focuses on independence and safety
About The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations. The Joint Commission provides certification of disease-specific care programs, primary stroke centers, and health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. For more information on The Joint Commission and its certification programs, visit www.jointcommission.org.
About HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls
HealthSouth Hospital of Tinton Falls is a 60-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and home health services. Serving patients throughout New Jersey, the hospital is located at 2 Centre Plaza in Tinton Falls near the Garden State Parkway Exit 105 and Route 18, and on the Web at www.rehabnjtintonfalls.com.
HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 34 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the web at www.healthsouth.com.
Source: HealthSouth Corporation