July 2017–June 2018

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital has an innovative Spinal Cord Disorders Rehabilitation Program that focuses on the individual needs of each patient. 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 Spinal Cord Disorders Rehabilitation Program, please call 484.596.5400.

Statistics

Discharges

233 patients

Average age

65.7 years old

Number of adolescents

1

Adolescents age range

17 years old

Average length of stay

21.6 days

Percent of patients evaluated within one day of referral to Bryn Mawr Rehab

80 percent

Results

Functional outcomes

On admission, patients in our Spinal Cord Disorders Rehabilitation Program need moderate assistance to complete activities of daily living, including getting dressed, walking and getting in and out of bed. This means they can complete about one-half of the tasks on their own.

On average, by discharge most patients require only minimal assistance, and can complete most of the tasks involved in daily life with someone to help make them stay safe. For many individuals, we help improve overall health, stabilize medical conditions and prevent secondary complications.

Result: 63 percent of our patients met 5+ of their goals at discharge.

Functional improvement

Result: Patients achieve overall functional improvement in our program.

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 Spinal Cord Disorders Rehabilitation Program are admitted from an acute care hospital. Prior to their injury or illness, most individuals were living at home and were employed, in school or retired.

Following discharge from Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, 57.2 percent of our patients were able to return home; 25.9 percent required ongoing care at a skilled nursing facility; and 16.4 percent were re-admitted to an acute care hospital due to complications.

Patient satisfaction

The primary focus of our Spinal Cord Disorders 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.