JFK Johnson’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities
For inpatients, we have 94 inpatient beds in a separately licensed hospital that is attached to JFK Medical Center.
Inpatient rehabilitation is for patients who require intensive, interdisciplinary rehabilitation services. Such inpatient programs are designed to improve function and promote each patient’s highest degree of independence.
Inpatient rehabilitation care is also known as hospital-level, or acute, rehabilitation care. This sophisticated level of care is not available in other settings, such as nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living centers or extended care centers.
Admission to Inpatient Care
Most people are admitted JFK Johnson inpatient care from an acute-care hospital. If you wish to be considered for admission, notify the discharge planner from the acute-care hospital, who will contact us.
JRI offers 94 inpatient beds in a separately licensed hospital that is attached to the Anthony M. Yelencsics Community Hospital. Together, they comprise JFK Medical Center, a private, not-for-profit community hospital.
What services are usually provided?
Inpatient Rehabilitation provides medical, nursing and therapy services (including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, recreational therapy), as well as social work and psychology services, based on individual patient needs. In addition, group leisure activities, books, and movies are available.
What are the most typical patient types at the Rehabilitation Institute? (based on 2016 data)
- Orthopedic (fractures and joint replacements) 270 patients/17.3% overall
- Stroke (and other neurological diseases) 572 patients/36.6 % overall
- Cardiac (bypass surgeries, valve replacements) 185 patients/11.8% overall
- Spinal Cord Injuries 171 patients/ 10.9% overall
- Other General Rehab/Medical 361 patient/23.1% overall
- The average age of our patient is 69.97 years old overall. More specifically per diagnostic group: Orthopedic -67.4 years; Stroke -71.94 years; other neurological -66.25 years; Cardiac- 74.88, Spinal Cord Injuries- 65.64 years, and other General Rehab/Medical -73.51 years.
The program does not provide services to patients who require a ventilator, for patients who are in a coma, for patients requiring telemetry, or for patients actively receiving chemotherapy.
How long can I expect to stay at the Rehabilitation Institute? How much therapy will I receive?
The average stay (in 2016) for all patients was 13.05 days. More specifically per diagnostic group: Orthopedic- 12.19 days; Stroke- 14.24 days; other Neurological- 14.23 days; Cardiac- 10.77 days; Spinal Cord Injuries- 12.77 days, and other General Rehab/Medical -11.70 days. All patients are scheduled for three (3) hours of therapy five days out of seven. Therapy is usually not provided on the day of admission or discharge from the Rehabilitation Institute.
What can I expect to be able to do for myself when I leave the Rehabilitation Institute?
All patients are evaluated to see how much help they need to do functional activities (like walking, moving from lying down to sitting up, getting dressed, etc) when they arrive and leave the Rehabilitation Institute. These are the basis of your predicted outcomes, or your individual rehabilitation goals. Based on this evaluation of our patients discharged in 2016, a majority of patients were able to do the following at discharge:
- Self Care (bathing, dressing, and eating): At admission most patients required about 50% help from a staff member, and at discharge required 25% or less physical help.
- Mobility (walking, member to walk or go up/down stairs, going up/down stairs): At admission most patients required about 75% help, and at discharge required only 25% or less help from a staff member.
- Transfers (moving from bed to chair, into the bathtub, etc): At admission most patients required 50% help from a staff member and at discharge required 25% or less physical help.
More specifically, the following indicates the number of patients who achieved their predicted outcome by diagnostic groupings: stroke 57.4%; other neurological 56.3%; cardiac 64.2%; general medicine 66.8 %; spinal cord injured 67.9%; and orthopedic 67.3%.
Where can I expect to go when I am ready to leave the Rehabilitation Institute?
It is our goal to return all of our patients back to their own homes, whenever possible. In 2016, sixty-seven (67.03%) percent of our patients were discharged home (67.8% orthopedic patients, 60.66% stroke patients, 75.7% cardiac patients, 71.6% neurological patients, 71.9% non-traumatic spinal cord patients). Most patients continue to receive follow up therapy services after they are discharged home.
Some of our patients had unplanned transfers to an acute medical facility (9.3 % overall). More specifically per diagnostic group: Orthopedic- 7.04 %; Stroke- 8.74%; other Neurological- 4.94 %; Cardiac- 14.59 %; Spinal Cord Injuries- 8.77 %, and other General Rehab/Medical 14.15 %.
How satisfied are former patients with the services they received at the Rehabilitation Institute?
When a patient is discharged from the Rehabilitation Institute, they receive a Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire. Patients answer the questions on a scale of 1-5 rating their satisfaction with program services in many areas. The highest rating is a score of 100%
Overall Satisfaction (combined Excellent and Very Good Responses) 93.0
Stroke-04.3%, Orthopedic 93.9%, Spinal Cord Injuries-91.2%, Neurological-84.6%, Cardiac-93.7%, and General Rehab/Medical 96.9%
The JFK Johnson Difference
Our Rehabilitation Hospital features state-of-the-art medical equipment and experienced 24/7 rehabilitation trained physician and nursing staff. Our staff of clinical professionals works together, led by doctors, our nurses, therapists and other clinicians continually collaborate to ensure each patient receives the optimal inpatient care and treatment to ensure successful rehabilitation – and his or her family members remain informed and involved in their progress to achieve personal goals.
JRI Aftercare Program
Studies show that patients who are closely monitored after discharge from an inpatient setting do better and have overall less hospital readmissions. We created the Aftercare Program to address your special rehabilitation needs as you transition to community independence. We are experts at transitions of care and our goal is “Keeping you healthy at Home!”
If you need help with
- Medical management of rehabilitation concerns
- Evaluation of therapy needs to improve function
- Return to driving, work or leisure activities
- Access to local community services
- Family/Caregiver support
Common conditions that we treat
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Multiple Sclerosis,
- Guillain Barré Syndrome
- Post-operative weakness
- Falls & Deconditioning
- Chronic illness from Cardiac, Pulmonary and Cancer conditions
Goals of the Aftercare Program
- Physician directed rehabilitation care
- Maximize your functional recovery
- Reduce preventable hospital readmissions
Rehabilitation Professionals on our team
- Physiatrist – Board Certified physicians specializing in the special needs of individuals with disability
- Physical Therapist
- Occupational Therapist
- Speech-Language Pathologist
- Rehabilitation Psychologist
We can help you live your best life!