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 Community 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:
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.
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:
WHY CHOOSE INPATIENT REHAB?
THERAPIES FOR SPECIALIZED CONDITIONS:
A variety of patients utilize Galions’s Inpatient Rehab. Patients with the following diagnosis are also considered:
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.
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?
To be considered for admission, patients must meet the following admission criteria:
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.