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When Do You Need an Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital?

By Kindred Healthcare

When you are injured or ill, you may need rehabilitation services to help in recovery. Rehabilitation helps you improve your body’s functions, but there are different levels of services depending on your medical condition. Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals (also known as IRFs) are for patients who need a higher level of care and more intense occupational, physical and speech therapy.

Patients in a Kindred Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital are medically stable, but also need 24-hour nursing care and daily physician oversight. They are considered able to perform at least three hours of therapy a day, five days a week. Our goal is to restore function as fully as possible, and help the patient learn how to do things differently when functions can’t be restored to previous levels.

Kindred Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals offer the following services:

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Our program provides therapists certified in the Neuro-IFRAH (Integrative Functional Rehabilitation and Habilitation) approach, a personalized treatment plan for each patient and ongoing care with the goal of preparing patients to return home independently or with assistance from family members or other care providers. We can help people restore functions so they can maximize their independence and adapt to the changes caused by the brain injury.

Lower Extremity Amputation Rehabilitation

We focus on helping patients improve overall mobility, health and independence. Our program includes caring for the residual limb and using the prosthesis. We also help patients assess any environmental changes that will need to be made at work or at home.

Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

In this program, we teach patients how to adapt to and manage the activities of daily living, including eating, bathing and dressing. Our goal is to help patients improve their health, adapt to the changes to their bodies and adjust to living in their home and community.

Stroke Recovery

Our program helps improve speech and language and communication through speaking and writing, and focuses on managing basic daily activities such as bathing or eating. We work with patients to increase balance and coordination and improve memory and judgment.

Outpatient Services

For those patients who are well enough to be discharged from the hospital but who still need rehabilitation services, we also offer outpatient services for a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, as well as for general rehabilitation. The benefits of outpatient services include increased strength and mobility, improved balance and decreased pain.

To learn more about these services, click here.

Kindred currently has five Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals:
St. Luke's Rehabilitation Hospital (Chesterfield, Missouri)
Central Texas Rehabilitation Hospital (Austin, Texas)
Kindred Rehabilitation Hospital Arlington (Arlington, Texas)
Kindred Rehabilitation Hospital Clear Lake (Webster, Texas)
Kindred Rehabilitation Hospital Northeast Houston (Humble, Texas)

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By Kindred Healthcare