The Inpatient Rehab Center
The Inpatient Rehab Center is a special place for people who still need around-the-clock nursing care, but its primary focus is physical rehabilitation. Our 16-bed unit at High Point Regional is designed for patients who need, and can tolerate, an average of three hours of therapy a day. In addition to our specialty-trained rehab nurses and nursing assistants, we offer a team of occupational, physical, speech and recreational therapists who help patients reach their —to go home as independently as possible. We also have a full time social worker to assist with the coordination of care and discharge planning.
We offer patients a seamless transition from acute-care services to those with a rehab focus. Our medical director is a physical medicine and rehab specialist who monitors patients’ medical care and rehab therapy. Located on the hospital campus, High Point Regional’s Inpatient Rehab Center provides patients with quick and convenient access to all of the hospital’s resources, saving them time and money.
A wide variety of patients benefit from a stay in our Inpatient Rehab Center:
- Patients who have had a stroke.
- Patients who have had an amputation.
- Patients who have had multiple fractures from a car accident.
- Patients who have had joint replacement surgery or a joint fracture.
- Patients who have a neurological condition, such as multiple sclerosis.
- Patients who have brain or spinal cord injuries.
High Point Regional’s Inpatient Rehab Center provides focused rehabilitation so patients can achieve their functional goals quickly. It is an ideal environment for patients to gain functional independence prior to being discharged home.
Our Admission Process
Patients are referred to the Inpatient Rehab Center by their physicians. Most of our patients come from out hospital, and other surrounding hospitals. The final decision for all admissions is made by the Inpatient Rehab Center medical director, who ensures that all patients are at their optimum stage for intense rehabilitation. The admissions process also ensures insurance coverage and post-inpatient-rehab discharge planning. Admission is for patients 18 years of age and older.
Our Defining Difference
We prepare all patients’ treatment plans before they arrive on the unit. Upon checking in, patients will find a well-appointed, “home-like” environment — not a hospital setting. These private rooms have TVs, VCRs and DVD players, and refrigerators. Patients are expected to wash and dress in street or exercise clothes in the morning, participate in daily therapy and meal programs and work around the clock on their goals. At night, they are allowed to sleep (just like home) and are not awakened to take medications or for vital signs. Our rehab team documents patients’ achievements daily and meets with patients at least weekly to review and update their individual treatment program. Families are encouraged to take an active role in helping patients reach their treatment goals. Some of our patients move into our Transition Suite 24 to 48 hours before discharge to “practice” their new independence under staff supervision. The Transition Suite allows patients and families to rehearse simple meal preparation and household tasks, including laundry, prior to going home.
The Inpatient Rehab Center is a rehab model, meaning the patient is our core focus. Patients are expected to participate in decision making about their goals and discharge plan. They are expected to take an active role in all decisions and eagerly participate in all therapies. One of our Inpatient Rehab Center physicians visits with each patient at least five days a week. Patients are expected to keep the physician well informed of their progress and needs. Our entire rehab staff assists patients in meeting their goals. This may mean encouraging patients to propel their wheelchair to the gym instead of staff pushing their chair. We always want patients to be safe on our unit and encourage the proper use of call bells and equipment. Patients should feel free to personalize their rooms with family photos and keepsakes to help keep the focus on returning home.