While our patients have a wide variety of diagnoses, ranging from neurologic conditions such as stroke and Parkinson's to pulmonary conditions such as COPD, our inpatient rehabilitation unit stands out as an excellent treatment option because we create a custom rehabilitation program based on each patient's condition and goals.
You may be a good candidate for admission into our inpatient rehabilitation program if you have had a decrease in your ability to function in your normal environment and you have experienced any of the the following:
- Brain injury
- Cardiovascular or pulmonary issues
- Hip or femur fractures
- Lower extremity amputation
- Major multiple trauma
- Neurological conditions such as motor neuron diseases, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, myopathy, Parkinson’s disease, polyneuropathy
- Total hip replacement
- Total knee replacement
- Other medical and debilitating conditions
Additional rehab services include:
- Big and Loud (Parkinson's) therapy
- Cardiac rehab
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Speech/language therapy
Additional pain services include:
- Chronic pain of the joints, neck, back
- Pain related to trauma, cancer, other
- Physical and psychological assessments
- Post-operative pain
Your individual situation requires a treatment plan designed just for you. If you have been diagnosed with any of the conditions listed above, inpatient rehabilitation may be the best option for you to reach your goals and return home as soon as possible.
Our program accepts most major health insurance carriers, including Medicare. In some cases, payment may be available through Workers’ Compensation. Our team of insurance experts will help you confirm your coverage and will work with your insurance provider to find out if it covers inpatient rehabilitation services.
Upon your arrival, we'll assist you in getting settled into your room and becoming familiar with all aspects of our inpatient rehabilitation program. After that, you may be asked to participate in a series of evaluations to help us get more familiar with you and your specific needs. These assessments will be an important part of putting together your personal goals and treatment plan and getting you started on your road to recovery.
Most patients receive a minimum of three hours of therapy each day for at least five days a week. Therapy takes place in individual and group settings, and sessions are scheduled for various times throughout the day. We encourage your loved ones to be part of your rehabilitation program, and to offer encouragement and observe therapy sessions. With your permission, family members are also welcome to speak with staff and ask any questions they may have about your progress.
Outcomes and Expectations
Throughout the patient's stay, the staff will use the Functional Independence Measure as a tool to determine progress in basic skills needed to live at home. Patients are usually discharged when they attain their goals, allowing them to manage safely in the home or in another community setting. About 80 percent of patients return home or to a community setting.
The length of stay varies with each patient’s condition and needs. It usually ranges from 5 to 26 days, with an average length of stay of about 11 days.
Discharge and Follow-up
Discharge planning includes a careful evaluation of the environment where the patient will be living. Our staff can visit the home and assess a variety of issues ranging from stairs and bathroom facilities to the patient's diet to caregiver abilities. We will then recommend a plan for continuing care, recovery and daily living. We can also provide referrals for assistive devices or equipment, if needed.
If your doctor recommends continuing therapy after discharge, we offer many programs on an outpatient and in-home basis.
If going home is not an option, our discharge planners can help you select a long-term care facility that meets patient and caregiver needs.
You'll have a specialized care team of rehab experts who meet regularly to discuss your progress, plan your therapy sessions, and help you reach your goals. The team includes:
- A Specialized Physician
Your physician has specific experience in rehabilitation medicine and will coordinate your overall treatment program. You will have regular access to him or her.
- Physical Therapist
Your physical therapist will coach you through exercises designed to help improve your balance, strength, and endurance. Physical therapists will also work with you to decrease pain and improve range of motion, mobility, and functional skills.
- Occupational Therapist
Your occupational therapist will help you become more independent by teaching you new ways to perform daily tasks, including bathing, dressing, eating, and preparing food, so that we can help you return to a more normal daily routine.
- Speech-Language Therapist
Your speech therapist will help you work on your communication, memory, hearing, and problem-solving skills. If you have difficulty swallowing, the speech therapist will also address this.
- Rehabilitation Nurses
A team of rehabilitation nurses will work together to provide around-the-clock personal care. They're also an excellent resource of information for you and your family during your stay with us.
- Case Manager/Social Worker/Discharge Planner
Your case manager and/or social worker and/or discharge planner (varies by facility) will work together to help you find the services you need, create plans for your treatment and recovery, and help you complete a safe transition from the inpatient therapy program to home.
These programs are accredited by both the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Joint Commission.