Mission: The mission of sheltering arms hospital is to provide comprehensive physical rehabilitation of the highest caliber with compassion and respect, to enhance the quality of life to those persons experiencing disabilities, and to offer financial assistance to those in need.
Programs: Inpatient physical rehabilitation services:sheltering arms hospital operates a 40 bed acute physical rehabilitation inpatient hospital in mechanicsville, virginia. The primary service area is central virginia although patients are admitted from virginia and surrounding states. During fiscal year 2014, 894 patients were admitted resulting in 13,087 patient days. Outpatient physical rehabilitation services:sheltering arms hospital provides outpatient physical rehabilitation services at the hospital campus and nine additional locations in the richmond area. The outpatient continuum of services includes orthopedic rehabilitation services, neurological rehabilitation services, physicians' rehabilitation services, and outpatient rehabilitation therapies. During fiscal year 2014, sheltering arms hospital provided outpatient therapy services resulting in 73,710 therapy visits. For fiscal year 2014, physician and psychology services resulted in 32,324 patient visits.
partner for l. I. F. E. :the benefits of physical and recreational activity participation highlight a need for individuals with physical disabilities, the aging population, and individuals managing chronic conditions to access services that can positively impact quality of life and physical activity level. Sheltering arms is dedicated to helping people find within themselves the power to overcome serious setbacks following illness, injury, or accident through internationally recognized physical rehabilitation programs. The sheltering arms commitment does not end when therapy or physician services are complete. Sheltering arms provides a comprehensive portfolio of unique, community-based recreation and health and wellness services to meet the needs of the community. These services make up the partner for l. I. F. E. Program (leisure, interaction, fitness, and enjoyment), empowering individuals to embrace a lifetime of recreation and wellness. Our unique programming provides an opportunity for people to re-engage in activities they once enjoyed and maintain an active social and physical lifestyle despite their limitations. The services provided are open to the public and do not require a physician referral. Services offered include group recreation and social events, adaptive golf program, adaptive bowling league, accessible travel program, therapeutic pool and fitness center memberships, personal training services, group exercise classes, educational seminars, and our club rec program. Club rec is a non medically based social, recreation program providing opportunities for fitness, wellness, socialization, and community reintegration for members five days per week. Certified therapeutic recreation and fitness specialists organize daily programs, community outings, group and individual exercise sessions, social programs, cognitive activities, adaptive leisure activities, educational programs, and an array of weekly leisure activities. Club rec focuses on enhancing quality of life for those recovering from injury or illness. Members enrolled in club rec have opportunities to utilize the on site fitness center, participate in spirituality group, the computer lab, weekly trips to our therapeutic pool, intergenerational programs, community services opportunities, as well as a community outings. In fy 2014 club rec enjoyed 7,450 visits from individuals with disabilities. Partner for l. I. F. E. Special event programs (including adaptive golf & adaptive bowling league) provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to participate in organized recreation activities with the support of recreational therapists, and necessary adaptive recreation equipment, to ensure successful participation regardless of their physical limitations. Educational sessions on wellness and learning to live life after a disability are organized and offered to the community. In fiscal year 2014 there were 35 events totaling 491 participants. In addition to recreation events, partner for l. I. F. E. Services believe in the necessity of maintaining physical activity to continue an active lifestyle, maintain progress achieved in skilled therapy, as well as prevent future injury or illness. We have two warm water therapeutic pools and fitness centers offering pool and fitness memberships, aquatic and land group exercise classes, and personal training services to the community. One warm water therapeutic pool provides a ramp for wheelchair entry into the water, submerged parallel bars, and lap lane swimming for those who find less pain and increased range of motion in a warm water environment. Pool and fitness memberships provide a transition plan for patients being discharged from the inpatient hospital and outpatient therapy clinics the opportunity to continue to engage in physical activity. Fitness specialists work with individuasl providing personalized attention to the members, as well as personal training services for those who are interesteed in individualized goal setting and exercise pograms designed to meet their needs. During fiscal year 2014 there were 29,940 visits to the pools and fitness centers. Sheltering arms lead 1,551 group exercise classes totaling 6,706 particpants. Fitness specialists conducted 3,634 neurofit, personal training utilizing advanced technologies for the neuroglogically impaired, and personal training sessions to the community.
charity care and community support:sheltering arms hospital accepts patients regardless of their ability to pay and provides financial assistance for medical bills to qualified patients lacking adequate financial resources. Financial assistance is also offered for the partners for life program. During fiscal year 2014, charity care and/or financial assistance resulted in total discounted charges foregone by sheltering arms hospital of $1,027,604. In fiscal year 2014, sheltering arms also transported patients participating in patient therapy services at an unreimbursed cost of $681. Sheltering arms also provided free mobility and therapy equipment and pharmacy assistance to those patients who qualified, for use during their recovery at home. The cost of providing this assistance was $31,045. In addition, sheltering arms hospital contributed $172,047 to support other community organizations and events.