Inpatient Rehabilitation

Resident room

Meadowbrook’s Inpatient Rehabilitation services consist of 22 private, and 32 semi-private, CARF-accredited beds located in the rural, serene setting of Gardner, Kansas. (Just 10 minutes South of Olathe Medical Center).

Meadowbrook’s intensive inpatient rehabilitation program is designed to return individuals back to their community environments within the shortest amount of time possible following conditions such as strokes, brain injuries, hip fractures, spinal cord injuries, critical illnesses, amputations, neurological disorders and other life-altering illnesses or events.

At Meadowbrook, we don’t offer a “one size fits all approach” that most other inpatient rehabilitation programs follow, which are designed for the betterment of the hospital and not the patient. Meadowbrook offers a holistic approach to inpatient rehabilitation and can care for patients with both standard rehabilitative needs and those with multiple medical and complex conditions. At Meadowbrook a patient’s quality of care matter most.

Criteria for Medical Necessity at the Time of Admission

As defined by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid, determinations of whether Inpatient Rehabilitation stays are reasonable and necessary must be based on an assessment of each patient’s individual care needs. For Inpatient Rehabilitation care to be considered reasonable and necessary, the documentation in the patient’s Inpatient Rehabilitation medical record must demonstrate a reasonable expectation that the following criteria were met at the time of admission to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility. The patient must:

  • Require active and ongoing intervention of multiple therapy disciplines (Physical Therapy [PT], Occupational Therapy [OT], Speech-Language Pathology [SLP], or prosthetics/orthotics), at least one of which must be PT or OT;
  • Require an intensive rehabilitation therapy program, generally consisting of: ◦ 3 hours of therapy per day at least 5 days per week; or ◦ In certain well-documented cases, at least 15 hours of intensive rehabilitation therapy within a 7-consecutive day period, beginning with the date of admission;
  • Reasonably be expected to actively participate in, and benefit significantly from, the intensive rehabilitation therapy program (the patient’s condition and functional status are such that the patient can reasonably be expected to make measurable improvement, expected to be made within a prescribed period of time and as a result of the intensive rehabilitation therapy program, that will be of practical value to improve the patient’s functional capacity or adaptation to impairments);
  • Require physician supervision by a rehabilitation physician, with face-to-face visits at least 3 days per week to assess the patient both medically and functionally and to modify the course of treatment as needed; and
  • Require an intensive and coordinated interdisciplinary team approach to the delivery of rehabilitative care.
  • Acute Rehab Criteria
    • Stroke
    • Spinal cord injury
    • Congenital deformity
    • Amputation
    • Major multiple trauma
    • Hip fracture
    • Brain injury
    • Certain neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, etc.
    • Three arthritis conditions for which appropriate, aggressive, and sustained outpatient therapy has failed
      – Active polyarticular rheumatoid arthritis
      – Psoriatic arthritis
      – Seronegative arthropathies
    • Systemic vasculitides with joint inflammation resulting in significant functional impairment of ambulation and other ADL’s
    • Severe or advanced osteoarthritis involving two or more major weight bearing joints with joint deformity and substantial loss of range of motion, atrophy of muscles surrounding the joint, significant functional impairment of ambulation and other ADL’s
    • Hip or knee replacement when it is bilateral, when the patient’s body mass index is greater than or equal to 50, or when the patient is age 85 or older

Inpatient Services and Equipment

  • 24-hr RN Coverage
  • 24-hr Respiratory Care                      
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech/Language Pathology
  • Standing Frames
  • D2 Dynavision System
  • Splint Creation
  • E-Stim & Vital Stim
  • Ultrasound
  • Lite-Gate Suspension System
  • Patient Transportation for Appointments
  • In-house Wound Care
  • Tracheostomy Care                                       
  • Amputation Care
  • Prosthetic Training
  • LVAD Trained Staff
  • Stroke Rehab & Recovery
  • SCI Rehab & Recovery
  • Cardiac Rehab & Recovery
  • Neuro Rehab & Recovery
  • Ortho Rehab & Recovery
  • And more…

We understand choosing a facility for inpatient rehabilitation can be very difficult. When choosing, please consider Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital. We have the tools, the team, and the services to provide top-rated inpatient rehabilitation in a serene and relaxing setting.

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