Stroke Program Persons Served
The stroke program at Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown serves individuals of diverse sociocultural backgrounds who have experienced stroke of all origins and types. Individuals must meet medical requirements for outpatient rehabilitation.
Patients admitted to outpatient rehabilitation need to demonstrate the following characteristics:
- Present a diagnosis or indications of physical or functional deficits or pain.
- Medically stable and not homebound.
- Psychologically stable and do not represent risk of harm to self and/or others.
- Pre-morbid conditions and/or present symptoms indicate a reasonable expectation for significant, practical improvement within a reasonable time frame; and/or patients require the professional, skilled services of one or more rehabilitation disciplines/therapies.
- Do not require 24-hour physician/nursing support. (Exception: pediatric patients requiring 24 hour nursing care for respiratory management, etc.)
- Have been seen for treatment services beyond the initial evaluation are under the care of a physician and present a written physician’s order for a rehabilitation service.
- Do not have a pre-existing illness which would significantly limit his/her ability to participate in their rehabilitation program and hinder his/her ability to progress towards increased independence (i.e.: organic brain syndrome, psychosis, or inadequate mentation). Exceptions include caregiver training/education and/or establishment and oversight of maintenance programs.
Patients with psychological or behavioral issues are excluded from admission if determined to be harmful to self or others.
Age of Persons Served
Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown serves Pediatric (0-12), Adolescent (13-17), Adult and Geriatric patients who have experienced a stroke.
In 2012, Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown discharged 179 patients diagnosed with stroke. These patients ranged in age from 29-95 years with an average age of 71 years. 39% of patients were male and 61% female.