When Kyle, 27, suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result
of a brain tumor, his doctors predicted he would never be himself again. Kyle
was bedridden and could not speak or move his limbs. It was assumed that Kyle
was not a fit for an inpatient rehabilitation facility, and he was advised to
transfer to a nursing facility from a long term acute care hospital (LTACH).
Determined to give her a husband a chance with intensive therapy, Kyle’s wife Sarah
sought rehabilitation treatment and connected with RehabCare’s clinicians at
Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital in Cincinnati.
At this stage, admissions coordinators play a crucial role
in assessing whether a patient is appropriate for inpatient rehabilitation. This
includes a visit with the patient to learn more about their condition and
prognosis. The admissions coordinators collaborate with the physicians at each
rehab department. Clinicians and coordinators are aware of what their
facilities and therapists can accomplish and determine which patients should be
admitted for care after careful evaluation.
RehabCare’s team at Mercy Health decided that Kyle should
undergo intensive therapy for several months to see if his otherwise healthy
body would respond to interdisciplinary care. Hear Kyle and his therapists
discuss his remarkable journey:
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