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Inpatient rehab

Our hospital offers the only Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility in the area. Located on the Unity Health–Specialty Care campus at 1200 S. Main St., the 35-bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) provides the highest degree of intensive physical rehabilitation services available.

As a Medicare-certified unit, patients qualifying for admission must have both acute medical needs and physical and functional deficits that require the routine care of a physician, physical therapist, and/or occupational therapist, and speech pathologist, as well as acute nursing services.

During their stay, each patient is provided with a private room. However, social interaction is encouraged. Meals are served in a dining area. A recreational day room is available for patients to use during downtime to visit with others, watch television, play games or rest.

All clinical services are directed by our dedicated inpatient rehabilitation physician on a daily basis. The physician provides a comprehensive initial medical assessment and daily management of the patient's medical conditions.

The IRF nursing staff provides 24-hour support of the physician's plan of care, implementing treatment, monitoring the patient's response and reporting critical data back to the physician.

The primary reason for admission to the IRF is for therapy services. Patients receive at least three hours of skilled therapy services 5 out of every 7 days during their stay.

Physical therapists evaluate the patient's strength, range of motion, proprioception, balance and safety awareness as it applies to the individual's functional mobility.

Occupational therapists assess details of the patient's upper extremity fine motor control and their ability to perform routine functional tasks or activities of daily living (ADL).

Speech language pathologists evaluate various aspects of the patient's ability to communicate and swallow, as well as their cognitive status.

Led by the attending physician, the entire rehabilitation team meets weekly to review each individual patient's progress, adjust individual treatment goals and plan for the patient's discharge back to their home.

Acute care

Deficits identified that require the skilled services of a therapist are addressed in the patient's individualized plan of care, where goals are set and therapeutic intervention is planned. The plan of care and all subsequent services are approved by and performed under the supervision of the attending physician. Therapy services in the general acute care hospital include physical therapy and speech language pathology. The goal is to address the patient's most immediate and critical rehabilitation needs and help plan for ongoing therapy needs after acute care discharge. Physical therapists assess the patient's physical abilities including strength, range of motion, balance, proprioception and safety awareness as it applies to their individual functional mobility. The speech language pathologist evaluates the patient's cognitive status and ability to communicate and swallow.