Each of our patients works with a team of specialists to provide therapy, nursing, medical treatment and education. The team will work with you and your family to develop an individualized treatment plan that is based on your unique needs and goals. The ultimate goal is prepare you to return home with the skills you need to perform all the activities of daily living.

The Neuro Rehab Center has full access to the comprehensive range of medical services and programs available at Intermountain Medical Center, including specialized physicians who are available for consultation 24 hours per day. 

Our Patients

Some of the common conditions we treat include:

  • Brain injuries (traumatic and non-traumatic) 
  • Spinal cord injuries (cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral levels of the spine — complete and incomplete) 
  • Stroke 
  • Neurological impairments
  • Amputation 
  • Multiple fractures

We are also able to offer specialized care for patients who need dialysis, radiation, chemotherapy, ventilators, wound care and hyperbaric treatment.

  • Goals have been achieved.
  • Inpatient therapy with two or more disciplines is no longer needed.
  • Maximum finctional gain has been achieved.
  • Patient is not meeting established short-term goals
  • Patient is not meeting three hours of therapy per day in a 72 hour period.

Equipment

We utilize some of the most advance therapy equipment available to help assist in your rehabilitation needs. 

Each patient room is equipped with an individual overhead lift system. Therapy equipment includes an overhead assisted gait system, body weight supported treadmill, an overhead lift system that spans the entire gym, bioness electrical stimulation system, wheelchair accessible simulated kitchen, and even a simulated home bathroom for training. And of course we have the traditional walkers, canes and wheelchairs, etc — but our goal is to teach you how to function without those devices.

Therapies

Therapies are scheduled five days per week, Monday - Friday. Therapies are provided on weekends on an as needed basis. Depending on your needs, you will receive a combination of physical, occupational, and speech/language therapy. Therapy will be provided mostly within the hospital, but community outings with a therapist may be arranged as appropriate. 

Patient Admission Criteria

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General Admission Criteria

To be eligible for admission to the Neuro Rehab Center, you or your loved one must meet the following criteria:

  • Be medically stable 
  • Require close medical management and integrated rehabilitation team based care
  • Be able and willing to actively participate in an intensive rehabilitation program with a minimum of three hours of therapy each day, five days per week 
  • Demonstrate potential for significant functional improvement within a reasonable period of time
  • Have rehabilitation needs that are related to self-care, mobility, cognition, communication, and/or swallowing 
  • There must also be an anticipated discharge to home following completion of our inpatient rehabilitation program.
  • Must be age 16 or older.
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Program Specific Admission Criteria

In order for a patient to be admitted for spinal cord injury care, the following conditions should be met:

  • All General Admission Criteria must be met
  • The in-patient rehabilitation unit serves patients with spinal cord injury of any cause. We commonly treat patients with spinal cord injury resulting from traumatic and non-traumatic origins, as well as spinal cord dysfunction from diseases like cancer, Guillain-Barre, multiple sclerosis, or transverse myelitis.
  • We serve individuals with any level of injury. Patients tolerating ventilator weaning may be admitted depending on medical stability and ability to participate in an intensive program.
  • Patients are classified using the ASIA Impairment Scale:
    • A = Complete: no motor or sensory function is preserved in the sacral segments S4-S5.
    • B = Incomplete: sensory but no motor function is preserved below the neurological level and includes the sacral segments S4-S5.
    • C = Incomplete: motor function is preserved below the neurological level, and more than half of key muscles below the neurological level have a muscle grade less than 3.
    • D = Incomplete: motor function is preserved below the neurological level, and at least half of key muscles below the neurological level have a muscle grade of 3 or more.
    • E = Normal: motor and sensory functions are normal.
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Continued Stay Criteria

Each of the following conditions must be met to justify continued services on the rehabilitation unit:

  • The patient requires frequent physician assessment or intervention due to a significant risk of rapid change in physical or medical status OR the patient's condition is such that the physician monitoring/assessment and, if necessary, intervention available 24/7 to assure both the highest practicable quality of care and attainment of treatment goals.
  • The patient's condition continues to require the availability of 24/7 rehabilitation nursing care.
  • The patient has ongoing need for at least two skilled therapy services in any combination of:
    • Physical Therapy
    • Speech Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
  • Continuous progress has been demonstrated and documented in the clinical notes.
  • The patient continues to demonstrate the potential to make functional change that would allow him/her to be discharged to a less restrictive environment or to require less care or supervision.
  • Individual team conferences are taking place weekly to ensure the treatment plan is being reviewed every week by the interdisciplinary team and revised when necessary.
  • The patient is able to tolerate a minimum of three hours of skilled therapy per day or 15 hours per week of therapy as determined appropriate by the care team.
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Discharge/Transfer Criteria

To be discharge from the rehabilitation unit, one or more of the following must be true:

  • Goals have been achieved.
  • Inpatient therapy with two or more disciplines is no longer needed.
  • Maximum finctional gain has been achieved.
  • Patient is not meeting established short-term goals
  • Patient is not meeting three hours of therapy per day in a 72 hour period.
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