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FirstHealth Inpatient Rehabilitation is overseen by specialty-trained rehab physicians and nurses who coordinate care for patients' medical and rehabilitation needs.

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FirstHealth Inpatient Rehabilitation

FirstHealth Inpatient Rehabilitation consistently ranks among the top rehabilitation facilities in both the region and nation for the percentage of patients who are able to return home after receiving rehabilitation services.

2018 Performance

 

How much do patients improve?

Staff members at FirstHealth Inpatient Rehabilitation follow their patients closely as they improve. The facility is fully credentialed by UDSMR, which provides a report that compares our performance with other inpatient rehabilitation centers in the nation.

Inpatient rehabilitation hospitals must meet certain requirements that are not mandatory in other settings such as nursing homes. These differences set hospital inpatient rehab apart from other rehab options.

Everyone considered for admission must be able to tolerate a minimum of three hours of therapy per day; need two out of three therapies that are offered (PT, OT and SLP); must have potential for improvement; and must have an identified caregiver or planned community destination following completion of program.

For more information on FirstHealth Inpatient Rehabilitation call (910) 715-1600.

 

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Certified Inpatient Stroke Specialty Center & Comprehensive Inpatient Rehab

FirstHealth Inpatient Rehabilitation at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst has been accredited by CARF International as an adult inpatient rehabilitation program and a stroke specialty program.

Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. A CARF-accredited organization has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality and are measurable and accountable. 

PROGRAMS

Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program

FirstHealth of the Carolinas CARF-accredited Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program is a program of coordinated and integrated medical and rehabilitation services that is provided 24 hours a day and promotes the active participation and preferences of the person served throughout the entire program.  The scope and intensity of care provided are based on medical and rehabilitation needs of the person served.  Common impairments treated that are listed below are of recent onset or regression, that has resulted in activity and participation limitations related to a loss of function in mobility, activities of daily living, cognition or communication:

  • Amputation
  • Brain Injury
  • Complex Orthopedic Conditions
  • Debility related to surgical or medical conditions
  • Hip Fractures
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Dysfunction

Stroke Specialty Program

FirstHealth of the Carolinas CARF-accredited Stroke Specialty Program recognizes the individuality, preferences, strengths, and needs of the persons served and their families/support systems.  The program focuses on the unique needs of persons who have sustained a stroke, including:

  • Minimizing impairments and secondary complications
  • Reducing activity limitations
  • Maximizing participation and quality of life
  • Decreasing environmental barriers
  • Preventing recurrent stroke

The stroke specialty program in collaboration with patients and families provides an integrated system of care that is focused on early prevention, recognition, assessment, and treatment of conditions related to stroke and its complications. This is achieved through interventions in the following areas:

  • Promotion of lifestyle changes that focus on reducing the risk factors for recurrent stroke such as diet modification, exercise management, medication management, smoking, hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes and obesity.
  • Maximizing functional independence
  • Psychological and social adaptation skills
  • Providing additional support services for community integration and participation
  • Training in assistive devices
  • orthotics and prosthetics for individuals with limb impairments
  • Activities of daily living training such as eating, dressing, grooming, bathing and homemaking
  • Formal falls-prevention programs
  • Cognitive activities for individuals with cognitive impairments
  • Speech and language therapy for individuals with swallowing dysfunction and aphasia
  • Overall mobility, balance and functional training programs

How FirstHealth Compares

What makes Inpatient Rehab Different?

Below is information that patients and family members should know about FirstHealth’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Program.

 

Inpatient Rehabilitation Diagnosis

October 1, 2017- September 30, 2018

 

FirstHealth

Regional 

State

Stroke

35.3%

21.4%

28.9%

Orthopedic

25%

20.3%

20.0%

Debility

10.3%

7.1%

6.8%

Neurological

7.7%

9.1%

9.2%

Amputation

5.1%

13.2%

4.1%

Spinal Cord

5.2%

5.2%

8.3%

Brain Injury

10.6%

16.4%

8.8%

Multiple Trauma   

4.1%

5.3%

6.7%

Cardiac

4.0%

7.3%

6.4%

Total of 272 Patients Served

Outcomes

October 1, 2017- September 30, 2018

 

FirstHealth

Regional 

State

Average Length of Stay

12.6 Days

12.2 Days

13.7 Days

Amount of Therapy

3.26 Hours

3.26 Hours

3.26 Hours

Discharge Community

78.7%

85.2%

81.3%

Discharged Long Term Care/Sub Acute Rehab

9.2%

8.5%

11.1%

Discharged Back to Hospital

12.1%

8.1%

7.3%

 

 

FirstHealth

Regional 

State

Average number of days a stroke patient stays in inpatient rehab

14 Days

13.9 Days

15.6 Days

Percentage of stroke patients went to a community setting

77.1%

81.1%

79.1%

 

 

FirstHealth

Regional 

State

Average number of days an orthopedic patient stays in inpatient rehab

 7.7 Days

10.6 Days

11.5 Days

Percentage of orthopedic patients went to a community setting

 71.4%

 86.1%

 83.7%

 

Persons Served Age Distribution

Persons Served Age Distribution 18-44 45-64 65-74 > 75
All 6% 34% 24% 36%
Stroke  2% 30% 29% 39%
(Oct 2017 - Sep 2018)        


Inpatient Rehabilitation vs. Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation within a hospital provides treatment that is overseen by specially-trained rehab physicians and nurses. The inpatient rehab team works together to develop a coordinated plan of care designed to meet each patients medical and rehabilitation needs. In addition, rehabilitation physicians and nurses must be available on a 24-hour basis, and a physician must see the patient regularly.

The multidisciplinary care provided by inpatient rehabilitation hospital physicians, nurses and therapists is unmatched by other health settings.

Rehab services are offered in other health settings, such as nursing homes, however there is no physician-on-duty requirement, no requirement for an interdisciplinary team approach or no minimum requirement for the amount of therapy provided.

 

 

Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals

Nursing Homes

Close Medical Supervision by a Physician with Specialized Training

Yes

Not required

24-hour Rehabilitation Nursing

Yes

Not required

Multidisciplinary Team Approach

Yes

Not required

Three Hours of Intensive Therapy

Yes

Not required

     

 

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