The RehabCare Center at Riverview Hospital is a 24-bed unit specializing in acute inpatient medical rehabilitation. The Center is specifically designed to meet the needs of patients recovering from stroke neurologic conditions, traumatic injury, or other illness or injury requiring intensive rehabilitation in a hospital setting.
Each individual referred to The RehabCare Center at Riverview is first evaluated with a free pre-admission screening to determine appropriateness for admission to the program. This screening is available while the individual is hospitalized at Riverview, at an outside hospital, in a skilled nursing facility, at a doctorís office, or at home if appropriate. An individualized plan of care for rehabilitation is developed by the rehab team with each patient admitted. The rehabilitation plan helps the patient develop the skills necessary to live as independently as possible after leaving the hospital. Rehabilitation addresses physical and medical problems, difficulties with mobility and daily living activities, and specialized problems with feeding, communication, attention, and self-care.
Types of patients served include those with:
- Physical impairment limiting functional mobility
- Decreased function in activities of daily living
- Decreased safety awareness
These deficits are most likely to be found in patients experiencing the following diagnosis:
- Closed head injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Hip fractures
- Joint replacements
- Cardiac surgeries
- Parkinson's Disease
- Multiple trauma
- Multiple fractures
- Hip fractures
- Some joint replacements
- Degenerative & progressive neurological disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Medical debilitation
Successful rehabilitation requires a healthy re-integration of the individual and family into his or her home and community. The transition from hospital to home requires the support of the medical director, nurses, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, social workers, psychologists, family members, family physicians, and other rehabilitation team members.
The RehabCare Center includes a private dining room, transitional apartment, kitchen and laundry area to teach real-life skills prior to discharge, and gymnasium for therapy and recreation. RehabCare Center patients receive a minimum of three hours a day of physical and occupational therapy, no fewer than five of seven days in the week. Individual therapy programs, including the frequency and intensity of the program, will be designed according to each personís specific needs, after he/she has been fully evaluated.
The Riverview Hospital RehabCare Center is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF in Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs - Hospital (Adults). In addition, the Center also received accreditation as a Stroke Specialty Program (Adults). The surveyors recognized many strengths including the dynamic leadership of the program, strong communication, technology, strong support from hospital administration, an excellent strategic plan, and ďa strong team of knowledgeable professionals who respect each other and work well together.Ē
Insurance: Riverview Hospital has contracts with more then 40 insurance providers including Medicare.