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Franciscan Health Lafayette unveils new rehabilitation gym

The Vector Gait and Safety system is a state-of-the-art harness that prevents patients from falling during rehab.

Posted: Mar. 16, 2018 5:45 PM
Updated: Mar. 19, 2018 10:17 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Franciscan Health Lafayette unveiled its new in-patient rehabilitation gym at the East Campus on Friday.

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The Vector Gait and Safety system is a state-of-the-art harness that prevents patients from falling during rehab. It is the first of its kind in the state.

The gym will primarily help victims of stroke, brain injuries or people with other neurological diseases.

Operations manager for Rehab Services, Regina Pilotte, said the Vector system not only makes it safer, but it will also improve the recovery process for patients.

"One of our initiatives in our rehab unit and with our rehab services overall is to really focus on the outcomes for our patients so that we can get people better faster and back into their routines of daily living," said Pilotte.

Pilotte said the new unit adds to the high-quality care they have always offered.

"We have a lot of very highly skilled therapists and one of the most exciting things about this unit is that we feel like this will allow us to showcase the skills of our therapists along with the technology and our dedication to rehab for our patients," said Pilotte.

The new inpatient unit is bigger than the old unit and will have 15 beds. It is expected to be finished in the middle of April.

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