July 2020-June 2021

Bryn Mawr Rehab provides a comprehensive approach to cancer rehabilitation offering inpatient and outpatient programs to help patients function at their highest level. Working closely with each patient and their medical and oncology specialists, our team identifies functional impairments and designs a personalized rehabilitation plan to address the impact of cancer and treatment side effects.

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital's 148-bed, state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation hospital offers a cancer rehab program that enables patients experiencing functional impairments related to cancer and cancer treatment to receive comprehensive rehabilitation services from our specialized team before, after or while continuing cancer treatment.

Our patients receive a minimum of 15 hours of therapy each week, generally three hours of combined physical and occupational therapy at least five out of seven days. When a patient has difficulty tolerating this intensity, the therapy may be spread out more evenly across the week. Additional services, such as higher intensity physical and occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychology, cognitive retraining, recreational therapy and other services are provided based on our assessment of each patient’s individual needs.

For more information about this report or the Cancer Rehabilitation Program, please call 484.596.5400.

Statistics

Discharges

99 patients

Average age

63.1 years old

Number of adolescents

0

Adolescents age range

N/A

Average length of stay

16.5 days

 
 

Results

Functional outcomes

On admission, patients in our Cancer Rehabilitation Program need maximal assistance to complete activities of daily living, including getting dressed, walking and getting in and out of bed. This means they can complete less than 50 percent of the tasks on their own.

On average, by discharge most patient require only minimal assistance to complete activities of daily living. This means our patients can complete most of each daily task, but they may require some physical assistance for more difficult tasks.

Functional improvement

 

Result: Patients achieve overall functional improvement in our program.

Levels of QI scoring:

QI  
132 Independent
110-131 Setup/Cleanup Assist
88-109 Supervision/Touching Assist
66-87 Mod Assist
44-65 Max Assist
under 44 Dependent

Discharge

 

Most patients who receive intensive, inpatient therapy as part of our comprehensive cancer Rehabilitation Program are admitted from an acute care hospital. Prior to their injury or illness, most individuals were living at home, some worked and some were retired.

Following discharge from Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, 82 percent of our patients were able to return home; 11 percent required ongoing care at a skilled nursing facility; and 4 percent were re-admitted to an acute care hospital due to complications.

Patient satisfaction

The primary focus of our Cancer Rehabilitation Program is to provide the highest quality, personalized clinical patient care. There are many factors that contribute to success, including our outstanding clinical care team of physicians, nurses and therapists, as well as a calming, healing environment.

100% of patients rated their overall care as good or very good


100% of patients said they would recommend Bryn Mawr Rehab to others