Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Inpatient Services
The Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center’s highly qualified and dedicated staff employs an interdisciplinary team approach to care, with the patient at the center of that team. Skilled services are provided in a 24-hour therapeutic environment with direct rehabilitative nursing care and an intensive physician-directed therapy program, which includes education and training for patients and their caregivers. The services are designed to maximize the abilities and minimize the disabilities of each patient.
Intensive rehabilitative therapy can help patients recovering from serious conditions, including:
- Neurological, such as stroke, spinal cord injury, and brain injury
- Cardiac and pulmonary illness
- Complex orthopedic and traumatic injuries
- New diagnosis or exacerbation of Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Other serious medical illness
What is the goal of inpatient rehabilitation?
The goal of inpatient rehabilitation is to help patients regain lost function so they can return to the community and live as independently as possible. This could include regaining skills necessary for completing activities of daily living like bathing and dressing; maximizing muscle control and strength; improving balance, mobility, swallowing, eating, and speaking; optimizing communication skills; and minimizing pain and cognitive deficits.
Members of the rehabilitation team will evaluate each patient and create an individualized plan of care in conjunction with the patient. All team members, including the patient and their caregivers, participate in the patient’s care plan throughout the inpatient rehabilitation stay, which lasts about two weeks in general.
Why choose Vanderbilt Rehabilitation?
The inpatient rehabilitation program at the Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center is designed for patients who require intensive, interdisciplinary rehabilitation services in a hospital setting. The center’s highly qualified and dedicated staff employs an interdisciplinary team approach to care. Skilled services are provided in a 24-hour therapeutic environment with direct nursing care and an intensive physician-directed therapy program which includes therapies, education, and training. The services are designed to maximize the abilities and minimize the disabilities of each patient.
Private rooms are available at the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Newport Hospital, designed for patients who require intensive, multidisciplinary rehabilitation programs, including at least three hours of therapy per day, at least five days per week.
The unit offers skilled nursing and physician-directed therapy programs that are supported by the broad medical resources of the Lifespan medical staff, with laboratory services, pharmacy, and diagnostic imaging on site.
Each patient’s care plan is individually designed to address the special care needs of the patient, maximize their abilities, and minimize dysfunction.
Facility Highlights at Newport Hospital
- All private patient rooms, many with ocean views
- Experienced staff and health care providers
- Convenient location for patients from Rhode Island, Eastern Connecticut, and Southeastern Massachusetts
- Easy access to all services offered by Lifespan including physician visits and diagnostic imaging
- Opportunities for real-life community reintegration with restaurants, retail stores and outdoor spaces
Our program has been named a Guardian of Excellence award winner four years in a row by Press Ganey Associates for the outstanding patient experience we provide.
We have two Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)-accredited programs providing the best care for our patients:
- Inpatient Rehabilitation Program for Adults
- Stroke Specialty Program for Adults
- Benefits of Inpatient Rehabilitation
- High-End Technology for a Better Patient Experience
- Conditions We Treat
- The Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Team
- Frequently Asked Questions about Inpatient Rehabilitation Services
- Patient Success Stories at the Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center
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- Rights and Responsibilities of Inpatient Rehabilitation Patients
- Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center Inpatient Rehabilitation Report Card
JP Medeiros fell at home and suffered an incomplete spinal cord injury. With surgery and extensive physical rehabilitation, he’s back on his feet again.