Independence Square

Independence Square is a simulated community where patients can engage in real-life skills, such as grocery shopping, cooking a meal, transferring in and out of a vehicle or getting in and out of bed.

Madonna expert explains new rear-facing car safety seat recommendations

9/17/2018 10:14 AM | Patient Stories

New guidelines recommend children-regardless of age- stay rear-facing until they reach the upper height and weight requirements of the car seat manufacturer’s instructions. Madonna has 15 staff who are Child Passenger Safety Technicians. One of those technicians who's also a physical therapist, explains how properly buckling up your child now will benefit them down the road.

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Celebrating occupational therapy month at Madonna

4/24/2018 10:50 AM | Patient Stories

The month of April has been designated as Occupational Therapy Month and Madonna would like to recognize the important role of occupational therapy in its comprehensive approach to meet the needs of patients receiving care in Lincoln and Omaha.

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Madonna Rehabilitation Hopsital adapts voice technology to aid recovery (KETV)

2/27/2018 8:56 AM | In the News

In a special report, KETV showed viewers how Madonna is innovating with different types of voice-activated assistive technology, from the Amazon Echo to Google voice-to-text. They visited our Lincoln Campus to explore our mock bedroom’s set-up with Amazon Echo, and were there as Graci Garcia practiced writing an email to her sister using just her voice during speech therapy at Madonna’s Omaha Campus.

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‘Never give up’ attitude drives Iowa woman’s recovery from traumatic brain injury

2/26/2018 12:37 PM | Patient Stories

Sydney Redler is baking cupcakes in the Independence Square kitchen for occupational therapy.  It’s a long way from where the 19-year-old was a month earlier.

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Iowa heavy equipment operator getting back on his feet after rollover accident

12/8/2017 9:21 AM | Patient Stories

Every step Jeff Albert takes is one step closer to being among familiar faces and surroundings at his home in Kimballton, Iowa. Working hard to regain his independence after the heavy machine operator suffered severe injuries when a compacting roller he was working with tipped over on top of him in early July.

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