Rehabilitation

The inpatient rehabilitation unit at Jane Phillips Medical Center is a stepping stone for persons with physical, cognitive and/or speech and language impairments from illness, injury, disease or other causes.

Patients undergo intensive therapies to regain as much independence as possible before returning to their home. The inpatient rehabilitation unit is appropriate for patients who can tolerate three hours of therapy per day, and have a medical need to be closely followed by a physician.

Who can benefit from inpatient rehabilitation?

Individuals who will benefit from this setting include those who are recovering from severe illness or injury accompanied by a significant loss of function. Some common diagnoses include:

  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputation
  • Major multiple trauma
  • Fracture of femur (hip)
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Neurological disorders e.g. multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease
  • Complicated total joint replacements
  • Various medical diagnoses with loss of function

Therapy
The different types of therapy offered on the rehabilitation unit are designed to help patients increase their independence while meeting therapy goals to be safely discharge home. Every patient on the unit receives physical therapy and occupational therapy, and many may also receive speech therapy if difficulties in communication, problem solving, memory, and/or swallowing are identified. Recreational therapy is also available to each patient.

Multidisciplinary team
The multidisciplinary team works closely with each patient to restore function and increase their independence. The team meets weekly to discuss and update the individual plan of care and discharge plan for each patient. Depending on the specific needs of the patient, the rehabilitation team may consist of:

  • Rehabilitation physician (24/7 medical coverage provided)
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Speech language pathologist
  • Therapeutic recreation specialist
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Registered dietitian
  • Diabetic specialist
  • Wound care specialist
  • Pharmacist
  • Case manager

Team members interact closely with the patient and his or her loved ones, communicating the treatment plan and encouraging their input.

Insurance and payment
Jane Phillips Inpatient Rehabilitation accepts Medicare, Medicaid, private pay, and many health insurance policies. The rehabilitation team is familiar with the requirements of most insurance plans and will work to confirm benefits and coverage.

For questions about the Jane Phillips Inpatient Rehabilitation, please call 918-331-1914.