Forrest Health offers inpatient rehabilitation services at Forrest General Hospital through a highly-specialized acute rehabilitation facility. The Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility functions as a stand-alone rehabilitation facility, but with all of the added benefits of being inside the hospital such as access to labs, physicians and emergency care.
The inpatient rehabilitation program ensures that patients get intensive rehabilitation at least 5 days a week. Our facility maintains a discharge home rate of over 80 percent, meaning that when patients leave the hospital, they're going home with their highest possible level of function.
Who Needs Inpatient Rehabilitation?
Patients ages 18 and over recovering from these procedures or diagnoses may benefit from inpatient rehabilitation:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Orthopedic surgery
- Neurological disorders
- Multiple Trauma
- Amputation/Joint prosthesis
- Other medical conditions causing functional deficits
One of the many benefits of choosing Forrest General for rehabilitation is the variety of services patients have access to, such as:
- Rehabilitation nursing
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech language pathology
- Behavioral modification
- Chaplain services
- Community re-entry
- Medical staff consultation
- Home evaluations
- Nutritional counseling
- Prosthetic training
- Psychological counseling
- Respiratory therapy
- Wheelchair fitting and training
- Support groups
- Tracheostomy care and weaning
- Wound/ostomy care
What happens during a typical stay?
Patients stay in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility for an average of 16 days. During this time, they work through an intensive program with a team of experts to reach their goals. The goals of each patient may differ based on the needs and wishes of the patient and family, but improving communication and swallowing, as well as regaining as much physical independence as possible are standard.
One of the features of the rehabilitation unit is a transitional apartment, where patients will practice tasks such as cooking, laundry and other basic home skills, under the supervision of professionals.
Families and Caretakers
A team approach is important to us, and we believe families and caretakers are a big part of our team. Because they are the ones that will continue to assist with care after discharge, we hold family education and training sessions.
Typically, after 5-7 days into the rehabilitation stay, we bring the family in to observe therapy, ask questions and give feedback. Once discharge is approaching, we do a hands-on family and caregiver training session to practice transfers and any other skills the caretakers will be assisting the patient with at home.
Learn more about our program and facility by downloading our brochure