The eight-bed Inpatient Rehab Center opened in July 2005 and provides intensive rehabilitation for people 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 Inpatient Rehab Center is licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health, accredited by Joint Commission, and certified by Medicare and Medicaid to provide 24-hour rehabilitation-level nursing care for adult and geriatric patients.
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. The Inpatient Rehab Center exists to provide intensive rehabilitation to assist patients in achieving their highest potential of independent function through an interdisciplinary team approach which includes a physiatrist (physician who specializes in rehabilitation).
Criteria for admission include the individual’s need for at least two disciplines of therapy (physical, occupational or speech therapy); the individual should be medically stable but in need of 24-hour rehab nursing care; the potential to improve functioning or achieve independence; the individual has identified placement within the community upon discharge; and the individual’s willingness and ability to actively participate in three hours of therapy per day.
Referrals are accepted from physicians, social workers/discharge planners, patients, families, and pay sources. A preadmission evaluation will be completed to determine appropriateness for admission. Patients may be admitted from a hospital, skilled care facility, or directly from home.
The Inpatient Rehab Center is located on Level 3 of Memorial Hospital's Barrett Building. For more information or to make a referral, please call the Inpatient Rehab Center at 812/996-7330.