Inpatient Rehab Center
The Inpatient Rehab Center provides intensive rehabilitation for people who have experienced a serious illness, trauma, or major surgery. Rehabilitation professionals will work with patients on how to live with your injury or illness by teaching you new ways of caring for yourself and assisting you to improve your abilities.
The inpatient rehabilitation program serves patients with a variety of medical, physical, and functional needs including patients who have had a stroke, brain or spinal cord injury, multiple trauma, fracture of the hip or femur, amputation, joint replacement surgery, or have a degenerative and progressive neurological disorder such as Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis.
The eight bed, Joint Commission Accredited, inpatient “acute” rehabilitation unit employs two board certified physiatrists, who are specialized in Rehab Medicine, who also provide 24 hours/7 day week coverage. All of the Rehab therapists and nurses of Memorial’s Inpatient Rehab Center are Functional Independent Measures (FIM) credentialed.
The goal of inpatient rehabilitation is to assist each patient in achieving functional independence in balance and coordination; swallowing; mobility/walking; speaking/communication; and daily activities such as bathing, grooming, dressing and household chores.
Medicare and supplemental insurance covers most services provided during a rehabilitation stay as long as the admission criteria is met. Our Rehabilitation Medical Director will make the decision whether the patient meets the criteria, however the decision is subject to review by Medicare. Prior authorization of coverage from private insurance, Medicaid, and managed care will be verified prior to admission. The prior authorization is not a guarantee of payment. The rehabilitation team will explain any limitations and update patients and families regarding coverage.
Criteria for admission includes: The individuals need for at least two disciplines of therapy (physical, occupational, or speech therapy); the individual needs 24-hour nursing care; the potential to improve functioning or achieve independence; the individuals willingness and ability to actively participate in three hours of therapy per day.
Referrals are accepted from social workers, discharge planners, patients, families, physicians and pay sources.
For more information or to make a referral, please call the Inpatient Rehab Center at 812-996-7330.