Medical City Lewisville has announced the opening of an 18-bed comprehensive medical inpatient rehabilitation unit. Construction is currently underway and the Rehabilitation Institute will be open June 1, 2012.
Adults age 55 and over represent the fastest growing age segment in Lewisville and the surrounding areas. Medical City Lewisville is uniquely positioned to service this population with current initiatives for 2012 including stroke accreditation, interventional and cardiovascular surgery, and the Rehabilitation Institute. The hospital’s existing Human Motion Institute has a very active joint replacement program with outcomes that are above the national average.
Medical City Lewisville’s Rehabilitation Institute will provide comprehensive physical rehabilitation services as a continuation of the hospital’s full range of care. Patients will be provided the care required to return to an independent lifestyle based on individual abilities. Care will include rehabilitation focused nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and more. Collaborative physician services will include physical medicine services to best treat each patient.
The Rehabilitation Institute will deliver care based on an interdisciplinary team approach. This means that all members of the treatment team are equally responsible for the patient’s overall improvement in every aspect of their care. This team works together with the patient and family members to assess needs and determine the most appropriate individualized treatment plan. The goal is to help the patient become as independent as possible in the activities of daily living, including mobility and other functional skills, and to facilitate re-entry into the home and community.
Admission to the Rehabilitation Institute is based upon the individual’s demonstrated inability to perform self-care or mobility activities, and upon a reasonable expectation that the patient can increase his or her ability to function independently. There also must be a demonstrated need of medical necessity. Patients may be referred by several sources which include: physicians, discharge planners, health professionals, third-party payers, social service professionals, family, friends or self.