The importance of inpatient rehabilitation in a hospital setting

November 2, 2019

Patients dealing with any number of conditions, ranging from heart attack to stroke to spinal cord injury, can benefit from intensive inpatient rehabilitation during a hospital stay. Whether primary treatment involved intensive care, surgery or other measures, the sooner that patients can begin the recovery process, the better — and rehabilitation services are an essential part of that. 

Becoming overly sedentary during a hospital stay can have a negative effect on overall health, which is why the help of skilled therapists are needed to help injured patients get moving again safely. Additionally, many patients also need assistance in relearning basic functions that have been affected by their condition, whether it means getting dressed or using a fork and knife. 

Challenges facing inpatient rehabilitation departments

While no hospital administrator is going to deny the substantial benefits offered by inpatient rehabilitation, they are also well aware of the challenges that comes with running these services. Typical issues facing inpatient rehabilitation departments range from staffing shortages, billing and reimbursement inefficiencies, and outdated systems. 

In a health care environment where leaders work hard to meet the requirements of basic service lines while meeting tight budgetary constraints, therapy and rehabilitation services can easily fall by the wayside. 

This is where a rehabilitation partnership can help. A highly dedicated team that focuses exclusively on the unique needs of this industry can provide turnkey solutions that scale to any size facility and budget. A partnership with a therapy and rehabilitation provider can streamline your inpatient rehabilitation department with: 

  • Training and development support to improve patient experience and staff morale
  • Billing and compliance assistance to help maximize revenue
  • Proven workflows to create efficiencies and lower costs

To truly reap the benefits you need to succeed, work with a partner who not only has the experience you need, but also understands successful relationships. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is here to help

We’ve been able to stay in this industry as long as we have and help hospitals achieve their goals by combining industry expertise with an unwavering commitment to patient care. Through understanding your needs and delivering effective solutions, we want to help you keep your focus right where it belongs — helping people heal. 

To learn more about how we can help, contact us today. We’re happy to provide a thorough evaluation of your current service offerings to determine the best course of action for your facility.