Our hospital offers the only Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility in the area. Located on the South Campus at 1200 S. Main, the 35-bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) provides the highest degree of intensive physical rehabilitation services available.
As a Medicare certified unit, patients qualifying for admission must have both acute medical needs and physical and functional deficits which require the routine care of a physician, Physical Therapist, and or Occupational Therapist, and Speech Pathologist, as well as acute nursing services.
During their stay, each patient is provided with a private room; however, social interaction is encouraged. Meals are served in a dining area. A recreational “day room” is available for patient’s to use during downtime to visit with others, watch television, play games or rest.
All clinical services are directed on a daily basis by our dedicated inpatient rehabilitation physician. The physician provides a comprehensive initial medical assessment and daily management of the patient’s medical conditions.
The Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility nursing staff provides 24-hour support of the physician’s plan of care, implementing treatment, monitoring the patient’s response and reporting critical data back to the physician.
The primary reason for admission to Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility is for the therapy services. Patients receive at least three-hours of skilled therapy services five of every seven days during their stay.
Physical therapists evaluate the patient’s strength, range of motion, proprioception, balance and safety awareness as it applies to the individuals functional mobility.
Occupational Therapists assess details of the patient’s upper extremity fine motor control and their ability to perform routine functional task or “activities of daily living” (ADL).
Speech Language Pathologists evaluate various aspects of the patient’s ability to communicate, swallow, as well as their cognitive status.
Led by the attending physician, the entire rehabilitation team meets weekly to review each individual patient’s progress, adjust individual treatment goals and plan for the patient’s discharge back to their home.
Deficits identified that require the skilled services of a therapist are addressed in the patients individualized plan of care, where goals are set and therapeutic intervention is planned. The plan of care and all subsequent services are approved by and performed under the supervision of the attending physician. Therapy services in the general acute care hospital include Physical Therapy and Speech Language Pathology. The goal is to address the patient’s most immediate and critical rehabilitation needs and help plan for ongoing therapy needs after acute care discharge. Physical Therapists assess the patients physical abilities, including strength, range of motion, balance, proprioception and safety awareness as it applies to their individual functional mobility. The Speech Language Pathologist evaluates the patient’s cognitive status, ability to communicate and swallow.