Offering Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology & More
Lee Health's inpatient rehabilitation program helps people who have experienced a major injury, disorder or illness regain the skills needed to return to everyday living. Using a multidisciplinary team approach, the inpatient rehabilitation program focuses on a multitude of patient goals such as regaining the ability to walk after an amputation, or talk after a stroke, to being able to safely take daily medications after a serious illness.
Comprehensive rehabilitative care is provided by a team of professionals including physiatrists, rehabilitation nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, a speech language pathologist, a psychologist, a recreational therapist, a registered dietician, care coordinator, and a social worker. This entire rehabilitation team works together with the patient and family to develop a program of care that maximizes the patient’s functional abilities.
Patients typically referred to the Rehabilitation Hospital’s acute inpatient rehabilitation program include those with a diagnosis of:
- neurological disorder
- brain injury
- spinal cord disorder/injury
- multiple injuries due to trauma
- certain orthopedic conditions, such as joint replacements
Patients admitted to the inpatient rehabilitation program are scheduled for at least three hours of therapy a day including physical, occupational, and speech therapy for a minimum of five days a week. On average, patients stay in the inpatient rehabilitation program for 13 days with the goal of returning home. Therapy services are available seven days a week and the frequency of therapy is dependent upon the patient’s individual needs.
Treatment & Services Provided
Lee Health's Rehabilitation Hospital offers a variety of condition-specific treatment programs & services designed to speed recovery regain the highest level of functioning. The recommended course of treatment is based on the unique needs of each patient.
Treatments & Services available within hospital:
- Dietary Services
- Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Speech/Language Pathology
- Care Management and Social Work
- Wound Care
- Home Evaluations
- Rehabilitation Nursing
- Medical Nutrition Therapy (TPN, Tube feed)
- Spacticity Management
- Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging
- Patoral Care/ Chaplain Services
- Dysphagia/ Cognitive Rehabilitation
- Multiple Medical Specialties/ Medical Consultative Services
- Peer Support
Treatments and Services provided by Referral:
- Florida Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program
- Substance Misuse Counseling
- Driver Rehabilitation
- Environmental modification
- Rehabilitation Engineering
- Visual Assessment/ Ophthalmology
- Homebound School
- Vocational Rehab
Your Treatment Team Includes:
- You and your Family
- Physical Therapist
- Occupational Therapist
- Speech/Language Pathologist
- Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist
- Case Manager
- 8 years of age or older
- Presence of treatable medical rehabilitation diagnosis
- Patient must be medically complex yet stable
- Patient must be non-ventilator dependent
- Need comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation program as determined by physiatrist
- It must be reasonable and necessary to furnish the care on a hospital basis, rather than in a less intensive facility such as a SNF, or on an outpatient basis.
- Have the ability to participate in and benefit from intensive rehabilitation
- Able to tolerate 3 hours of intensive therapy per day (5 of 7 days per week)
- Able to follow commands and actively participate in therapy
- Patient should be approved by insurance company for admission to inpatient rehab
- Patient should have a defined achievable discharge disposition
- Rancho Los Amigos level 4 or above
- Patients with supplemental oxygen < 5 liters/min, without a non-re-breather mask and not on a heated high-flow nasal cannula (Vapotherm)
- Patients not requiring telemetry/continuous cardiac monitoring or on any medication requiring telemetry (ie. Dopamine Drip, Dobutamine drip, Cardiac IV push meds)
- Patients must not have a chest tube needing continuous suction
- Patients not requiring a negative pressure room
- Patients not requiring continuous renal transplant therapy
- Patients not on insulin drips requiring Glucosynthesizer
- Patients who do not need primary psychiatric support only
- Patients must not have an active PCA pump
For traumatic and Non traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Patients:
- Patients must be Level C4 or below without mechanical ventilation
- Patients with previous Spinal Cord Injury may also be qualified for admission with conditions directly related to the original injury example: Pressure ulcers, complex urinary tract infections
- Patient has met all goals set in collaboration with the Rehab Team for the Inpatient Rehabilitation stay.
- Patient not showing any measurable gains
- Patient not complying with the expectations laid out in a behavioral contract
- Non-voluntary discharge when patient is not medically stable for continued participation in a Rehab Program. May require admission to acute hospital.
- Insurance company ready to provide next level of care.
Lee Health accepts most major health plans.
Referrals are accepted from Lee Health, other acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and community physicians.