July 2016–June 2017

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital was one of the first rehabilitation institutions in the country to treat brain injuries and illnesses. We provide a continuum of care including acute inpatient programs, outpatient services, an intensive outpatient and Neurologic Day Program, community re-entry services and support groups. Our comprehensive program of care ensures our patients receive the most appropriate treatment based on their injury and their personal needs.

Our patients receive a minimum of three hours of combined physical and occupational therapy at least five out of seven days. 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 Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program, please call 484.596.5400.

Statistics

Discharges

463 patients

Average age

58.3 years old

Number of adolescents

4

Adolescents age range

15–17 years old

Average LOS

20.2 days

Percent of patients evaluated within one day of referral to BMRH

78 percent

Results

Functional outcomes

Patients who suffer brain injuries usually require significant help to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), including dressing, walking and transfers. On admission, our patients require an average of moderate to maximum assistance to complete tasks involved in daily life; this means they are able to complete less than half of each daily task on their own.

On average, patients discharged from the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program require 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.

Result: 96 percent of our patients met their goals at discharge.

Functional improvement

Levels of FIM scoring:
126 –          Independent
108–125 –  Modified independent
90–107 –    Supervision
72–89 –      Minimal assistance
54–71 –      Moderate assistance
36–53 –      Maximal assistance
under 36 –  Dependent

Discharge

Most patients who receive intensive, inpatient therapy as part of our comprehensive Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program are admitted from an acute care hospital where they stayed for an average of two to three weeks. Prior to that, most were living at home with family members, working in full-time jobs or attending school.

Following discharge from Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, 56.2 percent of our patients were able to return to a home environment; 21 percent required ongoing care at a skilled nursing facility; and 22.2 percent were re-admitted to an acute care hospital due to complications or other factors.

Patient satisfaction

The primary focus of our Brain Injury 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.