THE Rehabilitation Department of the Gleneagles Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC) recently held a ‘Rehab Family Fest’.
Attending as the guest of honour was Abdul Latif bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Md Yusof, a member of the Board of Directors of JPMC, who also presented Certificates of Achievement to the rehabilitation patients.
Comprising comedy sketches, songs, dances and a video of the patients’ therapeutic rehabilitation journey, the Rehab Family Fest was held to celebrate the rehab patients’ efforts and to witness the patients’ achievements following an intensive therapeutic rehabilitation programme.
“Stroke, cancer and heart diseases can have a significant impact on a patient and their family’s life. In the case of stroke, some may recover quickly with minimal to no disability depending on the extent and severity of the condition. While others recover more slowly with residual physical disabilities making normal daily activities ranging from walking to eating extremely difficult,” said Vivian Tie Suk Kee, Physiotherapist and Head of Rehabilitation Department.
“However, it is possible to overcome these disabilities and achieve a meaningful quality of life through comprehensive rehabilitation. The patient’s motivational level, their strong determination to recover and good family support are also very important factors in determining the patient’s recovery success. This is proven possible by some of our patients who have successfully returned to work regardless of their disabilities,” she added.
There was a total of 51 stroke patients, 10 inpatients and 41 outpatients and a cardiac patient from JPMC who participated in this year’s therapeutic group activity programme.
The Rehabilitation Department runs a 5-week therapeutic group activity programme for the stroke patients twice a year with the goal of instilling hope and independence through successfully completing various tasks in the programme.
The programme proves that it is possible to overcome their disabilities through meaningful rehabilitation in combination with their sheer determination. The programme also aims to encourage and motivate the patients to continue working hard towards further reducing their disabilities and achieving a more enriched life after a disabling condition such as stroke.