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Neurological Rehabilitation

About Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurological disorders are diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. These include epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, cerebrovascular diseases including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumours and traumatic brain disorders.

 

Neurological rehabilitation seeks to treat disorders by improving function, reducing symptoms and improving the overall patient well-being.

While symptoms vary between individuals, the most common signs of a neurological disorder include:

  • Persistent or sudden headaches
  • Tingling sensations
  • Loss of muscle strength
  • Loss of sight or double vision
  • Memory loss
  • Impaired mental ability
  • Poor coordination
  • Tremors and seizures
  • Slurred speech


When in doubt, please consult your doctor.

Neurological symptoms can stem from various factors, including trauma, infection, autoimmune diseases or a systemic bodily response.


Traumatic causes

  • Nerve damage
  • Nerve compression
  • Slipped vertebral discs
  • Head trauma
 

Infectious or autoimmune causes

  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
  • Bacterial and viral infections of the brain
  • Encephalitis
  • Meningitis
 

Systemic causes of neurological symptoms

  • Diabetes
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Vascular disorder
  • Stroke

Our Holistic Neurological Rehabilitation Services​

At St Luke’s Hospital, patient care is holistic, coordinated and individualised. There is also continuity of care from inpatient, to outpatient and even in the community.

Medical Care

  • Medical assessment
  • Optimising risk factors control

 

Nursing Care

  • Caregiver training

 

Rehabilitation Care

  • Physiotherapy
    • Exercises to work on walking, strength, balance, aerobic activity and flexibility to help in regaining functions
    • Pain-relieving techniques
    • Caregiver training and prescription of mobility aid upon discharge
    • Mobility training devices such as the G-EO System, robotic exoskeleton, Balance Tutor may be used where required
  • Occupational Therapy
    • Retraining on Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs)
    • ArmeoSpring – retraining patients in upper limb motor functions
    • Hand of Hope (HOH) – trains motor movements of affected parts
    • Prescription of suitable specialised equipment to maximise independence
    • Home modification
    • Caregiver training
  • Speech Therapy
    • Swallowing and communication assessment and intervention
    • Caregiver training
    • Tracheostomy management

 

Dietetic Services

  • Assess nutritional status
  • Nutritional counselling and recommendation of dietary interventions

St Luke’s Community Clinic

  • Regular medical consultations
  • Nursing services
    • Wound and stoma care
    • Changing of feeding tube
    • Changing of urinary catheter
  • Community Mental Wellness Clinic including psychologist clinic
  • Primary Care Eye clinic
  • Dental Clinic

 

Day Rehabilitation Centre

Rehabilitation Care

  • Physiotherapy
    • Exercises to work on walking, strength, balance, aerobic activity and flexibility to help in regaining functions
    • Pain-relieving techniques
    • Caregiver training and prescription of mobility aid upon discharge
    • Mobility training devices such as the G-EO System, robotic exoskeleton, Balance Tutor may be used where required
  • Occupational Therapy
    • Retraining on Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs)
    • ArmeoSpring – retraining patients in upper limb motor functions
    • Hand of Hope (HOH) – trains motor movements of affected parts
    • Prescription of suitable specialised equipment to maximise independence
    • Home modification
    • Caregiver training
  • Speech Therapy
    • Swallowing and communication assessment and intervention
    • Caregiver training
    • Tracheostomy management


Home Care

For clients who are home-bound, our home care services bring healthcare to you, through Home Medical, Home Nursing and Home Therapy services.

GymTonic

St Luke’s Hospital is a provider of Gym Tonic, a strength-training programme which aims to help seniors extend their independence and functional years.

 

Western SilverCare (locally known as “Jin Jia Ho! Bagus!”)

A community frailty and screening programme initiated by St Luke’s Hospital which reaches out to residents staying in Bukit Batok aged 60 and above to help them stay physically, mentally and socially healthy.

Care Coordination Services

Work with patients and their loved ones on care plan and coordination of services


Medical Social Work Services

  • Psychosocial care to our patients and their families
  • Education & counselling for psychosocial and emotional issues
  • Application of financial assistance schemes
  • Linkages to community support service


Pastoral Care Services

Provide a comforting presence and emotional support for patients and their families

Charges, Payment, Subsidies & Means Testing