Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals are for individuals who have been impaired by an injury or illness and are considered by their physicians to be medically stable and physically able to begin a comprehensive rehabilitation program consisting of at least three hours of therapy a day, five days a week.
Patients admitted to Kindred Rehabilitation Hospitals benefit from specialized intense rehabilitation for medical needs that preclude them from being accepted into a lower level of care such as a skilled nursing facility. All therapy programs are customized based on the individual’s existing abilities, tolerance for therapy and desired outcomes.
Prospective patients require daily physician oversight, a minimum of two types of therapy and 24-hour nursing care. Every patient in our hospitals is treated with dignity, respect and compassion.
All of our programs feature care provided by an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team committed to helping each patient progress to recovery. We develop a personalized treatment plan for each patient designed to help him or her recover and live as independently as possible.
It is the policy of Kindred Rehabilitation Hospitals that all team members will act in a manner consistent with our mission, philosophy, and operating policies. In accordance with these principles and policies, team members will:
Our medical director is a physician specially trained in rehabilitation who will coordinate your overall treatment program and oversee the efforts of the rehabilitation team.
The rehabilitation nurses provide 24-hour nursing care and are a good resource for any questions you and your family may have about your recovery.
Our registered nurses (RNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) are dedicated to helping each patient recover to the fullest.
Physical therapists will teach you exercises to improve your balance, strength and mobility. If necessary, they also will instruct you on the safe and correct use of mobility devices such as walkers and canes, braces and artificial limbs.
Occupational therapists focus on improving your everyday living skills, including bathing, dressing, grooming and eating. They also may train you with equipment that will help you better perform these activities.
Speech therapists work to improve your ability to communicate, problem solve and reason and address any problems with swallowing.
Case managers will explain the details of your stay and outline any lifestyle changes you may expect.
In addition to working with your insurance company to certify your on‑going rehabilitation, your case manager will coordinate your discharge needs.
Other individuals on your rehabilitation team may include a dietitian, psychologist, neuropsychologist and an orthotic/prosthetic consultant.
Your therapy sessions and activities will be posted daily on a schedule board. Your physician will continue to follow your progress and remain in charge of your medical care.
You will be asked to participate in a series of evaluations by physical, occupational and speech therapists. Your individualized treatment program will be based on these assessments. We will need your complete attention and best efforts during all activities, and we will keep you informed on how we think you’re progressing.
Most patients will receive a minimum of three hours of physical therapy and occupational therapy each day, at least six days each week. Speech therapy and other services are provided in addition to the three hours of physical and occupational therapy. These therapies are broken up into morning and afternoon sessions, with most therapy finished by 4 p.m. each day.
We encourage your family members to be involved in your treatment by providing moral support and by observing therapy sessions. We may ask to have a conference with your family to talk about your goals, the progress you’ve made and your plans for discharge. A temporary pass may be granted prior to discharge in order to give you and your family an opportunity to practice new skills outside the hospital.
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