ACUTE INPATIENT REHABILITATION
The Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Program at Murray-Calloway County Hospital is dedicated to helping patients past the hurdles of recovery and back to their lives, work, family, and independent living.
The Acute Inpatient Rehab Program is designed to help you regain your highest level of independence. We are dedicated to providing the care necessary to meet physical, psychological and social needs in an environment that promotes well-being and independence. Our program is a comprehensive acute patient program where those who have suffered disabling illness or injury have the opportunity to rebuild their lives and achieve their highest level of functioning.
COMMONLY TREATED CONDITIONS
- Fractured Hips / Femurs
- Joint Replacements
- Polyarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Brain Injury
- Neurological Conditions
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Major Multiple Trauma
- Congenital Deformities
- Other debilitating conditions resulting in loss of independence in self-care and mobility.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
The Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit is a 12-bed inpatient program located on the 4th floor within Murray-Calloway County Hospital. The unit will provide a full range of rehabilitation therapies on site. Besides patient rooms, there will be a therapy gym and a kitchen, bathroom and washer/dryer for patients to practice taking care of themselves before they actually return home.
The interdisciplinary team will develop an individualized treatment plan to help the patient become as independent as possible with the activities of daily living, including mobility and homemaking skills, and facilitate re-entry into the home and community. The patient will receive a minimum of 3 hours of therapy per day for 5 days per week.
Time spent with friends and family can reduce stress and is considered to be a helpful part of the recovery process. Visiting hours for Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation are daily from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
“There are not enough accolades to describe the outstanding care and therapy treatment I was given while in their care. Each and every one of the nurses, staff and therapists there was committed to making me the best I could be physically and mentally when I left the hospital.”
– Joe Keeslar, rehab patient
Dr. Rommelman is the Medical Director of the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. He is from Paducah, KY, and completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and finished his residency at the University of Kentucky in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Dr. Rommelman is also Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
In addition to his many accolades, Dr. Rommelman has been active in organizations such as the American Medical Association, the Southern Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, a Fellow of the American Academy of PM&R, as well as a member of the Kentucky and Southern Medical Association.
Rehabilitation Nursing – will help you become more independent by assisting you to “do for yourself,” practicing techniques you learn in therapy.
Physical Therapy – helps strengthen muscles, increase endurance, improve balance, and improve mobility.
Occupational Therapy – focuses on activities to help you care for yourself and improve your motor coordination.
Speech Therapy – will identify and assist in treating communication and swallowing disorders.
Social Work– coordinates care conferences with you and your family to assist with discharge planning for supportive services needed.
Other – psychology, respiratory therapy, clinical nutrition, vocational rehab, audiology, and others as needed.
- Adult, age 18 or older
- Patient has the potential to improve functional abilities
- Patient is medically stable
- Patient requires at least two therapies and has the potential to participate in a minimum of three hours of therapy per day
- Patient is motivated to participate in the rehab program
- Patient has sufficient mental alertness to participate in the program
- Patient and family have identified a plan for discharge
- Patient requires interdisciplinary team intervention with medical supervision by a physician specializing in the provision of physical medicine and rehab with 24-hour nursing care
TO MAKE A REFERRAL
If you believe a person may benefit from our services, please give us a call at 270.762.1429. A member of our staff will perform an assessment at no charge. Patients and their families may also ask their physician or hospital social worker to initiate a referral.