Rehabilitation (inpatient)

The inpatient rehabilitation program at Newton Medical Center is specially designed to rehabilitate patients to their highest functional level and return them to the community. We are dedicated to providing excellent care centered on the individual needs of each patient and their families.

NMC’s program is designated as an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF). IRFs are uniquely designed rehabilitation programs that allow patients maximum therapy time. This type of inpatient rehabilitation care is also known as hospital-level, or acute, rehabilitation care. This specialized level of care is not available in other settings, such as nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living centers or extended care centers. In addition, NMC’s program is under the direct supervision of a physician specializing in rehabilitation.

Conditions Commonly Treated

  • Stroke
  • Hip fracture
  • Joint replacements
  • Arthritis
  • Amputation
  • Neurological disorders (i.e., M.S., Parkinson’s disease, ALS)
  • Brain injury
  • Congenital deformities
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Other disabling conditions (i.e., cancer, congestive heart failure, infection)

Common Impairments Addressed in Therapy

  • Loss of mobility
  • Loss of balance/coordination
  • Loss of bowel/bladder control
  • Difficulty in everyday activities (i.e., eating, grooming, dressing, bathing, homemaking)
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty with speech and language/voice disorders
  • Memory deficits and judgment difficulties
  • Safety awareness

Program Admissions

For consideration for admission, patients should:

  • Require rehabilitation nursing care 24 hours a day and close supervision by a physician
  • Have the potential to improve functional skills

Pre-admission screenings are provided at no charge to determine eligibility for admission. To request a pre-admission screening or a tour of the unit, call (316) 804-6202.

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