July 2016–June 2017

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital has a comprehensive, dedicated stroke rehabilitation program and is a leading provider of physical and cognitive rehabilitation services. We provide a continuum of care including acute inpatient services, 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 Stroke Rehabilitation Program, please call 484.596.5400.

Statistics

Discharges

605 patients

Average age

71.9 years old

Number of adolescents

0

Adolescent average age

N/A

Average LOS

17.8 days

Percent of patients evaluated within one day of referral to BMRH

85 percent

Results

Functional outcomes

On admission, our stroke patients require an average of moderate 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 Stroke Rehabilitation Program can perform most of each daily task on their own and require only minimal assistance to complete the task.

Result: 99 percent of our patients met 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 Stroke Rehabilitation Program are admitted from an acute care hospital where they stayed following the onset of the stroke. Other patients are admitted from home or skilled nursing facility and participate in our Second Chance Stroke Program. For these patients, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is their first opportunity to benefit from a comprehensive stroke rehabilitation program. Prior to their stroke, most individuals were living at home, some worked and some were retired.

Following discharge from Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, 53.2 percent of our patients were able to return home; 31.1 percent required ongoing care at a skilled nursing facility; and 15.7 percent were re-admitted to an acute care hospital due to complications.

Patient satisfaction

The primary focus of our Stroke 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.