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  • Three Rivers Health Fills Need for Inpatient Rehabilitation Throughout Region

    July 12, 2018

    The goal of Three Rivers Health Inpatient Rehab Pavilion staff is to have patients maximize their recovery so they can return home safely and at their highest level of independence. This requires participation in intensive therapies at least three hours per day, with the typical length of stay varying from six days to a few weeks.

    “We strive to get patients back in their homes and leading productive lives in the shortest time possible,” according to interim CEO David Shannon.

    The Rehabilitation Pavilion is located within the hospital and provides comprehensive acute inpatient rehabilitation. The Rehabilitation Pavilion opened its doors in 1990 and is well known in the Southwest Michigan area for excellence in rehabilitation.

    The acute inpatient rehab unit at Three Rivers Health is designed for patients who have experienced health concerns such as traumatic injuries, brain injury, neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries, stroke, amputation, hip fractures and other orthopedic disorders, or other debilitating conditions.  These patients often start out with a hospital stay, and then require continued physician oversight and therapy when their hospital stay is complete. At that point, they are stable to transfer but not yet safe or well enough to return home.

    A highly skilled team of professionals includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, nursing, social work/discharge planning, nutritionists and our medical director. This team meets at least weekly to provide a coordinated individualized care plan for each patient. The inpatient rehab unit is accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) and is certified in stroke rehabilitation.

    Family members, relatives, and friends of the patient are encouraged to visit with their loved one, participate in therapy sessions for education, and be involved with the treatment planning process. The Rehabilitation Pavilion also allows pets (with appropriate vaccinations) to come to the unit to see their loved one. In addition, a garden club comes in once a month as well as a comfort dog who comes in one to two times per month to visit with patients.

    Mr. Shannon added, “We are grateful that we have an acute rehabilitation unit right here in Three Rivers. It’s ideal that your family member or loved one is able to recover close to home.”

    Talk to your doctor to see if you or your loved one may qualify to come to an inpatient rehabilitation unit for rehabilitation.

    Serving the Three Rivers area for over 100 years, Three Rivers Health has offered its patients and community technology-driven care, including a wide array of inpatient, rehabilitation, outpatient, wellness, hospice care and specialty clinic services. To discover more about Three Rivers Health, call 269.278.1145 or visit trhealth.org.