Acute Inpatient Rehab
- Back and hip fractures
- Brain injuries
- Non-traumatic spinal cord or Head injury, Poly-Neuropathies
- Central Nervous System disorders (i.e. Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis)
- Hip or joint replacements
- Advanced Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Joint Disease
At the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Wise Regional Health System our goal is to achieve the highest level of independence for our patients. The Inpatient Rehabilitation program at Wise Regional provides care for patients with a variety of neurological and physical condition and offer safe, comfortable, real-life environments where patients perform daily activities, such as navigating the kitchen and laundry room, getting in and out of a car and making up a bed, in order to help them rediscover their independent lifestyle.
Patients are encouraged to re-engage with others in functional activities creating a more enjoyable stay. Family members are also encouraged to participate in activities and training in preparation to return home.
Our dedicated physicians, nurses and therapists work closely as a team with each patient and their family to create an individualized treatment to help them reach their goals. Our Rehabilitation Physician manages each patient closely ensuring optimal progress. Patients receive individualized, comprehensive treatment and care through numerous services, including:
- Medical management is provided from Primary care physicians or from Wise Regional hospitalists.
- Physical therapy focuses on overall endurance, strengthening and mobility.
- Occupational therapy focuses on self care, strengthening and overall endurance.
- Speech therapy specializes in swallowing, cognition and speech complications.
- Rehabilitation Nursing monitors any medical needs and also supports therapy programs.
- A Dietitian creates balanced meal plans to ensure a good nutritional diet.
- Social Services assists with discharge needs and directs family conferences.
Discharge planning is a consideration before the patient is admitted to the unit. Our trained clinicians perform the pre-admission assessment and speak with the patient and family members about their discharge plans and/or needs. These needs are a vital part of the plan of care when admitting a patient. After the patient has discharged we do not stop there but continue to monitor the patient’s progress by conducting 3 day and 90 day follow up phone calls.
Access to Specialists
Patients in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Wise Regional have access to the various specialists on staff at the hospital as well as the advanced technology and hospital services, meaning they do not have to be discharged to see a physician while in the rehab program, as in many other treatment programs.