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Rehabilitation Unit
Rehabilitation Center
Marquette General Hospital
580 W. College Ave.
Marquette, MI 49855
 
 
Rehabilitation Unit Hours
24-hours a day
 
Admission Coordinator
906-225-3171 - 1-800-562-9753 x 3171
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INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS AND FAMILILIES
 
Marquette General Hospital is home to the only Comprehensive Acute Rehabilitation Unit in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
 
The Rehabilitation Unit assists those who require early, intensive therapies to: Recover from injury or illness; Achieve maximum function; Improve quality of life; and Return home.
 
The Rehabilitation Unit focuses on the 'total patient', not just one aspect of the injury or illness. The comprehensive program features a full complement of Rehabilitation Unit services tailored to each patient based on his or her needs, tolerance for therapy and desired outcomes.
 
The Rehabilitation Unit services are provided by a professional team including; daily Physician evaluation, Rehabilitation Nursing, Physical Therapy, Ocuupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Social Work, as well as ancillary services and access to medical specialists.
 
Following an accident or illness, a person’s body and mind may not function as they did before. The purpose of Rehabilitation Unit is to teach the mind, train the body, and lift the spirit to restore as much self-reliance as possible.
 
The Rehabilitation Unit has a multi-disciplinary treatment team focusing on patient improvement in self-care and Activities of Daily Living (ADL). Patients work to relearn skills like getting dressed, handling personal hygiene, and safety. Patients wear street clothes and learn to be increasingly self-sufficient.
 
Rehab

Marquette General Rehabilitation Unit is a 20-bed unit providing 24-hour Rehabilitation Nursing care and is designed to meet the needs of rehabilitation patients. Semi-private rooms are large and the entire Rehabilitation Unit encourages social activities, with a large group dining and activity room, open visiting areas, and an outdoor atrium for fresh air. All patient rooms are furnished with telephones, a color television with cable channels and free WiFi. 
 
The daily routine on the Rehabilitation Unit includes Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Thearpy.  Patients work on activities to increase functional independence such as getting in and out of bed, bathing and dressing, and walking or using a wheelchair. Patients also work on increasing strength, balance and endurance.
 
 
OUR COMMITTMENT TO YOU
 
The scope of rehabilitation is comprehensive, goal-oriented, and interdisciplinary.
 
Goals during the coarse of treatment focus on:
  • Achieving maximum function
  • Achieving an acceptable quality of life
  • Addressing specific needs
  • Becoming an active participant in decision making
  • Adjusting to a changed lifestyle
  • Promoting an optimum state of wellness and preventing complications
  • Returning to the community

Patients will benefit from:

  • Daily Physiatrist and/or Physician medical assessment
  • Access to Specialists/speciality services
  • Three hours of Therapy intervention daily
  • 24 hour care from Rehabilitation specialized RN's /LPN's
  • Family/Caregiver involvement
  • Shorter lengths of stay
  • Recovery from injury or illness
  • Maximum functional independence
  • High return to home rate
 
Rehabilitation focuses on the total patient, not just one aspect of the disease process. Rehab nurses assist the patient in meeting needs by acting as teachers, coaches, and advocates for the patient. Rehabilitation is a collaborative practice involving all professionals on the team.
 
MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM APPROACH
 
Physicians:
      • Board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists, Inpatient Medical Directors
      • Daily access to Medical Director of the Inpatient Rehabilitation program
      • Access to Physicians in other specialties and subspecialties
Nursing:
      • Certified Rehabilitation Nurses
      • Provide 24 hour Specialized Rehabilitation Nursing care
      • Educate, teach, coach and advocate for patients and caregivers
      • Reinforce what is learned in therapy
Physical Therapists: 
      • Help patients improve functional mobility
      • Treat musculoskeletal and neurological problems
      • Focus on strength, endurance, range-of-motion, gait, body mechanics, posture and pain control
      • Possess knowledge of special equipment if needed (wheelchair, walker, cane, etc…)
      • Care for amputees and provide prosthetic training
Occupational Therapists:
      • Help patients regain skills needed for increasing independence with Activities of Daily Living (ADL's)
      • Focus on improving strength, coordination, and sensation to increase daily function
      • Build on skills needed to return to home, work, community
      • Determine adaptations or special equipment required for independence in ADL's (bathing, dressing,cooking, etc.) 
Speech Therapists:
      • Evaluate and treat patients to overcome swallowing disorders, speech, language or communication problems
      • Teach ways to improve memory, problem solve, understand written and spoken words, express wants and needs
      • Assist patients with increasing insight, understanding and thinking for daily coping
Social Workers:
      • Counsel patients and families, assist with adjusting to new situations
      • Plan for discharge and set up services needed after discharge (home health, outpatient services, etc…)
      • Coordinate and assist with questions regarding insurance and financial concerns
 
TEAM CONFERENCES
Team conferences are held within the first week of admission to develop an initial program plan. Team conferences will then occur every week to assess progress. The progress and goals are communicated with the patient and family. When it is time to be discharged from the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, the team will meet once again to determine final recommendations and review with the patient and family.
 
FAMILY/CAREGIVER INVOLVEMENT
Families and caregivers are highly encouraged to participate in therapy sessions. family/caregiver involvement is critical to the patient's sucess upon leaving the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. An adult should supervise visiting children at all times.
 
AVERAGE LENGTH OF STAY
The average length of stay for Inpatient Rehabilitation is 11-12 days. Length of stay is determined by a number of factors, including the ability of the patient to participate in therapy sessions, the potential to make significant improvement and supports available upon discharge. Lengthof stay will be decided after admission to the Rehabilitation Unit.
 
DISCHARGE
It is important to think about discharge plans from the Rehabilitation Unit even before a patient is admitted. Families should identify people who can provide support (care, supervision, housekeeping, etc.) if necessary when a patient is discharged. Although everyone is hopeful of significant improvements after a stay on Rehabilitation, alternative arrangements need to be considered in the event that a patient does not make enough improvements to return to their prior living situation. Alternative arrangements that may need to be considered are moving in with a friend or relative; having a friend or relative live with the patient; or consider moving to a different home, assisted living facility or nursing home.
 
Discharge From The Rehabilitation Program
 
Discharge plans are initiated on the day of admission to the Rehabilitation Unit. The patient support systems are identified and the discharge disposition as well as an alternative discharge plan will be reviewed at the patient’s first Rehabilitation team conference.
 
Patients will be discharged from the rehabilitation program when the following occurs:
 
      • The patient has achieved his/her stated Rehabilitation goals
      • An intensive, interdisciplinary treatment program is no longer required and further progress toward established       rehabilitation goals can be achieved in a less intensive setting
      • Additional functional improvement is not anticipated
      • The patient’s functional status has not changed as documented in team coonferences
      • Medical complications preclude an intensive rehabilitation effort
      • During a trial evaluation period, the patient does not exhibit the functional improvement that can be achieved within a reasonable amount of time
      • The patient refuses to participate in an intensive inpatient rehabilitation program
 
 
ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR CLINICIANS
 
CRITERIA FOR ACUTE REHABILITATION UNIT CARE
 
A patient is appropriate for Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation if they:
  • Require daily access to a Rehabilitation Physician who will oversee the patient's medical needs and plan of care
  • Require 24-hour Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Are able to tolerate Therapy (PT, OT, ST) three hours per day, five out of seven days per week
  • Require at least two types of Therapy
  • Have the ability to achieve Rehabilitation goals in a reasonable period of of time (average length of stay 11-12 days)

Services are provided for diagnosis including:

  • Amputation
  • Arthritis
  • Brain Injury
  • Burns
  • Cardiac
  • Congential Deformity
  • Debility and Deconditioning
  • Major Multiple Trauma
  • Neurological  Disorders (including Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, Polyneuropathy)
  • Orthopeadic Injuries
  • Pulmonary Conditions
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke

THE REFERRAL PROCESS

Pre-Admission Screening:

Patients can be admitted to the Rehabilitation Unit from home, a hospital, or other type of facility. Every potential patient will receive an assessment/evaluation by a member of the Rehabilitation team to determine if the patient may benefit from a comprehensive Rehabilitation program. There is no charge for this evaluation. The Rehabilitation Unit Medical Director is responsible for authorizing a patient's admission to the Rehabilitation Unit.

Medical Information Required:

  • Demographics
  • History and Physical
  • Consultation Reports
  • Physician Progress Notes
  • Nursing Assessment/Vitals
  • Therapy Evaluation/Notes
  • Lab Reports
  • Medication Record
  • Radiology Reports

Financial Information:

Marquette General Rehabilitation Unit accepts most major insurance carriers, including Medicare and Medicaid. Benefits and pre-authorization will be obtained prior to admission.

 

For Further Information Or To Make A Referral Contact:

906-225-3190   Marquette General Rehabilitation Unit

906-225-3194   Carl Eiben, MD           Medical Director

906-225-3661   Ellen Symons, RN      Program Director

906-225-3190   Terry Dahlstrom, RN   Clinical Director

906-225-3171   Denise Mattson, RN   Admissions Coordinator

906-225-7129   Debra Nance, MA      Community Relations Coordinator