Rehabilitation from Cancer
Recovering from cancer can often require different types of rehabilitation, such as speech, swallowing, balance, gait, self-care, and cognitive skills rehabilitation. Individuals weakened by chemotherapy treatments or the general progression of cancer may also benefit from rehabilitation.
Therapeutic evaluation determines where each individual patient is in the healing process, and whether that person requires inpatient therapy, outpatient therapy or both. Often times, it is a progression and the Regional Center for Cancer Care, a program of both Lancaster Regional and Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Centers and an affiliate of the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services:
- Inpatient therapy focuses on functional activities and working toward getting the patient ready to return home from a strength, balance and gait perspective. Family training for assistance to the patient can also be involved.
- Outpatient therapy will focus on higher-level activities that will lead to independent living.
Please contact Lancaster Regional with any questions you may have about our rehabilitation services or to schedule an appointment at the following numbers:
- Inpatient: (717) 291-8571
- Outpatient: (717) 291-8573