Inpatient Rehabilitation Center
Baptist Health Corbin's Inpatient Rehabilitation Center provides comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation to people who have been disabled by an injury or illness. Our goal is to return patients to the community with maximum function and independence.
Continued advances in the treatment of severe trauma, stroke and degenerative and progressive diseases have made it possible for more patients to survive the acute stage of an illness or injury and make remarkable progress in the rehabilitative process. Common problems which can benefit from rehabilitation are:
- Difficulty moving in bed or from one place to another.
- Difficulty performing activities of daily living such as eating, bathing, dressing and homemaking.
- Weakness or limited range of motion in the arms, legs or trunk.
- Bowel and bladder incontinence.
- Difficulty understanding instructions and conversation.
- Difficulty with memory, attention or concentration.
- Speech deficits.
- Swallowing difficulties.
- Balance and coordination impairments.
- Other disabling impairments that decrease independence.
The Rehabilitation Center also provides specialized programs for:
- Stroke or CVA (Cerebral Vascular Accident)
- Orthopaedic problems
- Joint replacement surgery of the knee or hip
- Amputations, from post-surgical care through prosthetic training
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neuromuscular diseases
- Head injuries rated on the Ranchos Los Amigos scale at 5 and above
- Functional declines that occur as a result of extended illness, such as pneumonia, heart attack, respiratory failure or post-surgical complications
- Progressive neurological diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and Parkinson's disease
The Physical Rehabilitation Center accepts referrals from health care professionals, insurance carriers, family members and self-referrals. Please feel free to call our admission nurse between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at (606) 528-1212 Ext. 8761 to arrange for a preadmission assessment.
During this 30-minute assessment, our rehabilitation nurse will meet with both you and your family to discuss your expectations and responsibilities. She/he will also evaluate your disability and potential for rehabilitation. To be admitted to the center, you must:
- be medically stable.
- demonstrate potential for cognitive and/or motor improvement.
- be able to tolerate at least three hours of therapy a day, scheduled intermittently in morning and afternoon sessions.
- demonstrate sufficient participation to benefit from the program.
The Treatment Team
The Physical Rehabilitation Center uses a multidisciplinary team approach to help patients recover. Our treatment team includes:
- Physiatrist, a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation who oversees and coordinates your rehabilitation program.
- Rehabilitation Nurses to assist you with practicing what you learn in therapy, provide support to you and your family and coordinate your treatment plan.
- Physical Therapists to help you improve your strength, coordination and balance and reach specific goals, such as independent movement, wheelchair mobility or walking.
- Occupational Therapists to help you develop the strength and fine coordination you need to perform activities such as eating, bathing, dressing, grooming and homemaking.
- Speech-Language Pathologists who evaluate and treat communication problems and help you regain listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. Swallowing problems are also evaluated and treated.
- Activities Specialists to aid you and your family with developing new leisure activities and adjusting to the community.
- Social Services, to help you and your family learn about and participate in the rehabilitation program as well as coordinate your discharge plan.
- Nutritional Support, provided by registered dietitians.
- Psychologist who is involved in the diagnosis of specific difficulties you may have in problem-solving skills, memory or concentration. Psychological treatment may also help you and your family deal with adjustments to your disability.
- Vocational Rehab can be requested to evaluate your ability to work again and assist you with developing new vocational skills.
- Prosthetic and/or Orthotic services, provided per consult as needed.
When you are admitted to the center, the treatment team will develop a comprehensive, individualized plan for your care. You will receive a schedule for therapy sessions, which will be adjusted during your stay as needed. Each week, the rehabilitation team will meet to discuss your progress. The outcome will be reviewed with you and/or your family.
Family participation is extremely important in the rehabilitative process. We encourage family members who will be caring for you at home to be present as much as possible for therapy sessions.
You are encouraged to do as much as possible for yourself as your functional ability, medical status and safety permit. After instruction from the rehabilitation team, family members are encouraged to assist in your care and participate in therapy sessions.
Meals are held in the center's dining area. All patients are encouraged to join others at meal times to enjoy the friendly, social atmosphere.
A temporary leave from the center, usually on the weekend, may be suggested to give you and your family the chance to practice new skills outside the hospital setting.
When weather permits, patients may have gardening incorporated into their therapy schedules. This may include preparing the garden or planting vegetables or flowers. Nurturing and reaping the vegetables for use in homemaking tasks provides a great opportunity to incorporate and refine the new skills you have learned.
As a discharge date nears, the rehab team will work with you and your family to develop a plan which ensures a smooth transition to the home and community. Staff may suggest a home visit to evaluate how your disabilities will be affected by your home's structural setting. Occasionally, architectural adjustments may be recommended as a part of this evaluation.
Daily Living Apartment
Toward the end of your rehab stay, the rehab team may suggest an overnight stay in the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Apartment. This will give you and your family the opportunity to practice new sills in a less structured, more home-like atmosphere.
For More Information
For more information about the Physical Rehabilitation Center at Baptist Health Corbin, call (606) 528-1212 ext. 8761 or 4523.