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Larry Leone, DO
955 Bucyrus Road,
Galion, OH 44833
419-468-4220


 

Inpatient Rehab

Many people think that Galion Hospital’s Inpatient Rehab unit is like a skilled nursing facility, but in fact, it is very different. People who have encountered an illness or an injury often find themselves in need of physical, occupational, or speech therapy in order to return to a normal lifestyle. It is common to think that a skilled nursing facility, or nursing home, is the place to go. However, Galion Hospital’s Inpatient Rehab is the better option for many.

WHAT IS PHYSICAL REHABILITATION?

Our 10-bed unit offers a full complement of nursing and therapy services for patients who have functional deficits in areas such as:

  • Walking
  • Endurance
  • Dressing
  • Communication
  • Bathing
  • Grooming
  • Swallowing cognition
  • Bowel and bladder management
  • Home management
  • Community access

OUR GOAL:

To enable individuals who have experienced disabling conditions to reach their fullest potential for recovery by providing state-of-the-art rehabilitation in which functional outcomes are achieved.

PROGRAM DESIGN:

The interdisciplinary assessment process begins shortly after admission. The team will assess the patient’s current impairments and determine their functional status. The team will collaborate with the patient and family to establish treatment goals and medical management strategies.

THE REHABILITATION UNIT INCLUDES:

  • Eight private and one semi-private room with accessible bathrooms
  • Therapeutic kitchen, laundry and activity area
  • Therapy gym
  • Patient dining room
  • Transitional living spaces
  • Family and patient activity/private dining area
  • ADA compliant shower and tub room

WHY CHOOSE INPATIENT REHAB?

  • ENVIRONMENT: Galion’s Inpatient Rehab is on the second floor of the hospital and consists of eight private rooms and one double room. The rehab unit also includes a therapeutic kitchen and laundry room, a therapy gym, a private dining room for patients and families, and an ADA wheelchair compliant shower and tub.
  • AGGRESSIVE THERAPIES: Rehab patients spend a minimum of three hours a day working with the therapy team. Compared to an average of one hour a day spent in skilled nursing facilities, this is very aggressive and speeds up a patient’s recovery time.
  • SHORTER STAYS: Because of the magnitude of team members involved in a patient’s rehabilitation, along with aggressive therapies, patients commonly have shorter stays than they would in a skilled nursing facility. On average, patients with a high degree of physical challenges see a vast difference in ability within two weeks.

THERAPIES FOR SPECIALIZED CONDITIONS:

A variety of patients utilize Galions’s Inpatient Rehab. Patients with the following diagnosis are also considered:

  • Stroke / Cerebral Hemorrhage (CVA)
  • Total Joint Replacement (Hip/Knee)
  • Hip Fracture / Femur Fracture
  • Amputation
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Polyarthritis
  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury

THERAPEUTIC LEAVE OF ABSENCE (TLOA):

Patients are encouraged to participate in a TLOA at least once during their rehab stay to determine obstacles encountered in the home environment and ways to work on increasing independence.

HOME EVALUATIONS:

May be completed by the therapy team to further evaluate potential obstacles.

We are unable to accept ventilator dependent patients, or patients with severe behavioral or emotional disturbances.

WHO IS ADMITTED? WHAT DIAGNOSES ARE CONSIDERED?

  • Stroke (CVA)
  • Fracture femur/hip fracture
  • Amputation
  • Neurological disorders
  • Major multiple trauma
  • Polyarthritis
  • Brain injury (Ranchos IV and above)
  • Spinal cord injury (T5 and below)
  • Complex total joint replacement (hip/knee)

To be considered for admission, patients must meet the following admission criteria:

  • Age 18 and older
  • Medically stable
  • Potential for improvement
  • Require a minimum of two different therapy services
  • Endurance to participate in a minimum of three (3) hours of daily therapy
  • Motivated and cooperative, with a desire to participate
  • Have an identified discharge placement with the expectation of return to the community
  • Require 24-hour nursing care and supervision by an MD

THE REFERRAL PROCESS:

Patients are referred from an acute hospital unit, a skilled nursing facility, home, a home health agency, or a physician’s office. Referrals are accepted from healthcare professionals, as well as from patients and family members themselves.

The referral coordinator will complete a pre-admission assessment to determine if the patient is an appropriate candidate for admission. If a patient does not meet our admission criteria, recommendations will be made for services that meet the patient’s needs, based upon his/her level of care and functioning. Our referral coordinator works together with the rehab team and insurance carriers to ensure coverage for needed services. Patients are referred back to their own physician upon discharge from our facility.


To make a referral, or to schedule a tour, please call 419-468-0886.