Rehabilitation takes different forms for every individual. After an accident or illness, returning home in optimal physical condition is vital. The patient’s goal may be walking independently – perhaps with a cane, or using a manual or motorized wheelchair. The patient may need to relearn daily living routines such as grooming, self-care, cooking, driving, communication or even returning to work or school. Whatever the patient’s goals or abilities, we can offer personalized assistance.
The questions below are those most frequently asked by our rehab patients and their families. If you have a question that isn’t answered below, please contact us.
The Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis (RHM) is a 20-bed comprehensive rehabilitation facility located in Regional Medical Center at Memphis, 842 Jefferson Ave., Memphis, TN, 38103.
Patients are referred by their doctor, case manager, nurse or therapist following an injury or elective surgery. Once we receive a call, an admissions nurse liaison will visit the patient to discuss rehabilitation. The physician and nurse will evaluate the patient's medical needs. Then in coordination with the rehab physician, the admissions office will pre-certify their insurance and assist in arranging for admission.
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The following types of rehab services are offered to our patients:
Yes. Many patients have pre-existing medical problems like diabetes or high blood pressure, take blood thinning medications, or have feeding or breathing tubes and other respiratory complications. The rehab doctor coordinates treatment of complicated medical conditions with the patient's specialists.
Our nursing staff is fully trained in all general medical conditions, with specialization in rehabilitation nursing. Due to the location of RHM – inside Regional Medical Center– we are able to access the full services of a medical/surgical hospital.
The nursing-to-patient ratio is typically two nurses per six to eight patients during the day shift. In daily therapy, each therapist has six to seven patients. Therapy is provided one-on-one, as well as in groups.