Inpatient care is common for children with conditions such as moderate-to-severe brain injury, spinal cord injury, encephalitis or Guillain-Barré syndrome, or after surgery or other treatment that affects function.
In the hospital, your child is cared for by our team of specialists. We work with other healthcare providers in the hospital from pharmacy, laboratory, radiology and other specialty services to meet your child’s medical needs.
The inpatient rehabilitation program is a part of the larger hospital, so all of the supportive services are able to provide your child the safest and highest quality of care. A rehabilitation doctor is also available at all times to quickly address your child’s medical concerns.
While most children in the inpatient rehabilitation program remain medically stable during their stay, last year 4.6% of children were transferred to a medical or surgical service to meet unplanned medical needs.
The entire team will evaluate your child when they are admitted. Based on this evaluation, we will recommend a treatment plan and review it with you and your child. Your child has therapy Monday to Saturday, typically in the morning and afternoon. Our team works closely with you and your child to adjust your child’s treatment goals as they improve.
Each day, your child’s team comes to the bedside to talk with you about your child’s plan. This is a time to review your child’s progress, discuss medical concerns and get answers to your questions. We also have weekly family meetings with the entire team to review your child’s progress.