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Inpatient Rehab

Inpatient Rehab
What is inpatient rehab?
Hospitals, or part of traditional hospitals, that typically offer a minimum of 3 hours of rehabilitation each day. Patients can receive inpatient rehab for conditions like joint replacements, strokes, heart attack recovery, and other medical incidents. Acute rehab provides multidisciplinary care by physicians, licensed nurses, dietetics, and physical, occupational, and speech therapy. The goal of inpatient rehabilitation is discharge to a patient's home or to a long-term care facility, with stays as little as a few days to a month or longer.
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What are the benefits of inpatient rehab?

Rehabilitation for quicker recovery

Rehabilitation is an important factor in returning a patient to their day-to-day life. As such, inpatient rehab offers therapy throughout the day. Studies have shown that inpatient rehabilitation helps patients, return home sooner, have greater success walking independently, and have lower rates of readmission to traditional hospitals during and after treatment. Enabling patients to heal at a faster pace compared to outpatient rehab.

Personalized Treatment

Each patient will have a different time line of recovery, as well as unique needs in meeting that timeline. That's why inpatient rehab incorporates a diverse team of specialists to oversee every part of the recovery. These team members can adapt to each patient, scheduling more-frequent or longer therapy sessions to help with the recovery process or recommending different types of therapy, such as physical, speech, and occupational therapy. With personalized treatment, a patient can heal faster and be discharged to return home.

Medically complex treatments

Inpatient rehabilitation facilities have rigorous protocols and highly trained specialists to treat complex medical conditions. The health complications include, major multiple trauma, stroke, brain injury, total hip replacement, hip or femur fractures, total knee replacement, cardiovascular and pulmonary issues, lower extremity amputation, neurological conditions (multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy), and other medical and debilitating conditions.

What are examples of inpatient rehab services?

  • Speech therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Medication management
  • Wound care
  • Postsurgery recovery
  • Stroke recovery

What should I look for in a provider?

The following questions can help you find the perfect fit for inpatient rehab services:

Credentials: "What credentials do you require for your inpatient rehab team?"

Reputation: "How have past patients and their families rated you?"

Qualifying: "Do I qualify for the inpatient rehab services?" (Some hospitals may require their patients to have a certain care level to be accepted.)

Specialties: "Are there team members that specialize in the care I need?"

Budget-Friendliness: "What medical expenses will my insurance cover?"

GuidingPatients wants to help patients receive the best medical care. That's why we have provided information that can aid in the process of finding the right inpatient rehab.

Try our advanced search to find inpatient rehab facilities near you.