What is the definition of Acute Inpatient Rehab? It is a comprehensive, goal-oriented, multidisciplinary approach to treatment which includes the following objectives:
- Achieving maximum functioning
- Addressing individual needs
- Achieving an acceptable quality of life
- Adjusting to lifestyle changes
- Health promotion to prevent complications
- Returning to community living
At McLaren Flint’s Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, we are proud of our multi-disciplinary team and their ability to help you meet these objectives.
Our program offers12 beds located within our newly remodeled and state of the art unit. Our purpose is to teach the mind, train the body and lift the spirit to restore as much independence as possible. Patients will work to relearn skills like getting dressed and performing personal hygiene safely. In addition, patients work on skills to increase independence such as getting in and out of bed, walking, or using a wheelchair.
Rehabilitation is a collaborative effort involving all professionals on the team. On the Acute Rehabilitation Unit the team consists of: rehabilitation physicians, consulting physicians, rehabilitation nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, therapeutic recreation specialists, social workers, psychologists, support staff, pharmacists and dieticians. Members of the team act as teachers, coaches and advocates for the patient.
Licensing guidelines regulate that 60% of all admissions to the unit must be from the following rehabilitation diagnosis: amputations, hip fractures, stroke, spinal cord dysfunction, brain injury, major multiple trauma, neurologic disorders, burns, congenital deformity and very limited arthritis diagnosis.
At this time, 40% of all admissions can be other rehabilitation diagnosis. The percentage is monitored on a daily basis, therefore, admission criteria vary slightly from day to day depending on the "percentage status" of the unit at that time.
All patients in need of rehabilitation on an inpatient basis must benefit or require the following:
- Patient is medically stable
- 24-hour physician availability
- 24-hour rehabilitation nursing
- 3 hours a day/5 days a week of therapy minimum
- Interdisciplinary team approach
- There is reasonable expectation for improvement on measureable goals
Length of Stay
Upon admission to the unit, a patient is evaluated by the rehabilitation team and a treatment plan is established. Progress towards team goals are evaluated at a minimum weekly basis by your rehabilitation team. A patient’s length of stay on the inpatient unit is determined by:
- Active participation in the rehabilitation program
- Ability to progress towards goals
- Ongoing authorization by the payer source
- A safe discharge plan
Click here for a picture tour of McLaren's new Inpatient Rehab Unit.