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Inpatient Rehabilitation FAQs

What is Inpatient Rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation is a medical specialty, which helps to restore people affected by potentially disabling diseases or traumatic injuries to their maximum level of functional independence.

Through rehabilitation, people are able to minimize physical or cognitive disabilities brought on by injury or illness.

Who Needs Rehabilitation?

The majority of people who are admitted to the program have one or more of the following diagnoses:

  • Stroke
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Congenital Deformity
  • Amputation
  • Major Multiple Trauma
  • Fracture of Femur (Hip Fracture)
  • Brain Injury
  • Neurological Disorders including Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neuron Diseases, Polyneuropathy, Muscular Dystrophy, and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Burns
  • Active, Polyarticular Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Seronegative Arthropathies*
  • Systemic Vasculidities with Joint Inflammation*
  • Severe or Advanced Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Joint Disease*
  • * In addition to further qualifiers.

What About Work Related Injuries?

Included in our program are people with work related injuries who, due to a variety of complications, have been unable to return to their work environment. These complications may include, but are not limited to, failed back syndrome, chemical dependency, and severe deconditioning.

Where Are Patients Admitted From?

Patients may be admitted from home/Assisted Living Facilities, doctor’s offices, community Skilled Nursing Facilities, or after an inpatient hospitalization

Who Decides My Rehabilitation Plan?

Your rehabilitation plan is established by you, your family, and the Interdisciplinary Team following the evaluation period. It may be re-evaluated by you, your family, and the team weekly, bi-weekly, or on an as needed basis. You and your significant others may be asked to attend a team conference where you will be encouraged to ask questions and make suggestions about the plan for your rehabilitation.

Does Rehabilitation Involve a Set Program?

A schedule will be established for you after the evaluation period is over. You will be receiving therapy 7 days a week. There will be “special events” and “outings” to the community in which your family may be invited to participate.

Can Family Be Involved?

At Fawcett Memorial Hospital, we believe that family involvement is critical to the successful outcome for your Rehabilitation Program. We recommend family participation in program events such as education, training sessions, and recreational activities. Open communication and feedback between family members and staff is encouraged.