Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
About Our Program
Baptist Memorial Hospital North-Mississippi's Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit focuses on restoring each patient's highest level of functioning and independence. Friendly, encouraging staff supervise the 13-bed unit, helping patients reach daily goals and long-term therapeutic milestones.
Our team works closely with patients who lack the ability to perform routine daily activities due to stroke, fractured hips, neurological disorders, amputation, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Deficiencies in function may include:
- Cognitive (thinking skills) deficits
- Loss of mobility or difficulty walking
- Loss of coordination and balance
- Difficulty with speech and language
- Swallowing difficulties
- Loss of bowel and/or bladder control
- Difficulty with everyday activities, i.e. eating, grooming, dressing, bathing and homemaking skills
Our specialized team includes a medical doctor trained in internal medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation; rehabilitation nurses; physical, occupational and speech and language therapists; and a social worker. Medical and surgical specialists, a clinical psychologist, respiratory therapists, clinical nutrition staff, audiology staff, and recreation therapists are also available.
Admittance to the program does require certain minimum abilities. Patients must:
- Be medically stable
- Exhibit potential for improvement with function, mobility and self-care
- Possess strong motivation
- Possess sufficient mental alertness
- Participate in a minimum of three hours of therapy, five days a week
- Create a discharge plan with family members for return to a homelike setting
- Benefit from interdisciplinary, team intervention
- Require medical supervision by a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation
- Need 24-hour nursing
We believe strongly in a family-centered approach, encouraging family members to engage fully in the patient's program goals. Our team helps family and patients establish goals, participate in therapy and plan for discharge.