An outstanding rehabilitation team
Your physical rehabilitation team will include professionals from many disciplines, directed by a physician with extensive experience in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Registered nurses assess your health concerns and provide 24-hour specialized rehabilitation care. An occupational therapist will assist you in learning the activities of daily living such as dressing, grooming and caring for your home.
Your physical therapist will help you build stamina and strength, as well as help improve your coordination, balance and mobility. The speech-language pathologist will evaluate and treat your ability to communicate, swallow, think clearly, problem solve and remember. A certified wound, ostomy and continence nurse is provided to assist you with wound/ostomy management and regaining control of bowel and bladder functions.
If needed, your respiratory therapist will help you learn to manage issues associated with breathing. A clinical psychologist is available to help you adjust to any mental and emotional concerns. Our recreational therapist will help you return to existing leisure activities or identify new ones. A pharmacist provides necessary medications, while the dietitian helps ensure your nutritional needs are met. Case managers and social workers work as your liaisons and help you and your caregivers coordinate your discharge plans. In addition, a chaplain is available 24 hours a day.
In 2012, Baptist Rehabilitation Germantown discharged 557 patients from inpatient rehab. Ages ranged from 13-97 with an average age of 70 years old. Two patients were adolescent (amputation, Guillain–Barré). The diagnostic make-up of the 2012 population is as follows:
- 32% Stroke
- 13% Medical
- 11% Hip fracture
- 8% Cardiac
- 7% Spinal cord injury
- 6% Joint replacement
- 4% Neurologic disease
- 3% Amputation
- 6% Other
Inpatient Rehab Program Outcomes
The inpatient rehabilitation outcomes (how a patient's FIM [Functional Independence Measures] improve from admission to discharge) at Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown, are comparable with regional and national averages. Patients in BRG's program average a FIM change of 21.7 compared to Regional 23.2 and National 21.7 averages.
- 73% of inpatients were discharged to community settings after an average stay of 13 days. Patients who continued therapy after discharge in our outpatient department came for an average 13 of visits.
- Patients routinely receive a minimum of three hours of physical, occupational and speech therapies per day before discharge from inpatient rehabilitation.
- Only 11% required an acute care hospitalization after admission to rehabilitation. These acute episodes were identified by clinical staff and were quickly addressed, preventing a more catastrophic outcome.
- 93% of all inpatients who responded to a written survey mailed after discharge rated their overall experience at Baptist Rehabilitation as "good" or "very good"*
*This data provided by PressGaney
"This almost killed me, but I got through it''
After being hit by two cars, Darreonte Martin, 18, suffered broken legs, arm, pelvis and back. His dream of college football was broken as well. But with the help of the dedicated therapists and nurses at the Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown he walked back into his school with renewed focus. Despite all that was broken that night, It hasn't wrecked his spirit.
Preparing for admission
What you'll need to bring
To help make the admission process even easier, we ask that you bring the following:
- Medicare or health insurance coverage card
- Advance directive form (living will)
- A list of current medications if you're being admitted from home
During admission, you will be asked to sign several consent forms, including consent to treatment form, patient bill of rights and advance directive form. If you are unable to sign these, a family member or responsible party must accompany you. Your case manager/social worker can help you with all the details of your insurance.
Any personal items or equipment you bring should be labeled clearly with your name. Because you'll be working toward a normal daily routine, you'll need comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.
- 5-6 pairs of slacks (elastic waistbands are best)
- 5-6 tops (the fewer buttons, the better)
- Rubber-soled shoes such as tennis or walking
- 2-4 changes of nightwear
- 6 pairs of underwear
- 3 bras
- Slippers or house shoes with non-slippery soles
- Warm sweater or jacket
- Belt or suspenders
- Swimsuit (if needed)
- Grooming articles (shampoo, powder, lotion, deodorant, hairbrush, toothbrush and toothpaste)
A successful return home
Your team members will provide you with exercises and other helpful information that will assist you in continuing rehabilitation following discharge. You'll also receive a satisfaction survey that we encourage you to complete so we can have your valuable input. Remember,our goal is for you to be very satisfied with your stay. At Baptist Germantown, we're committed to doing everything we can to help you achieve the highest possible level of independence.