The Terrace Rehabilitation Unit continuously evaluates its services and systems in an effort to provide patients with a high-quality program. Data is collected to track how well the unit performs in various areas. A performance improvement plan is created based upon this evaluation process.
Some terms are used within the report that may require explanation. Please refer to the list of terms below to assist you in understanding:
- Acute Rehabilitation
The persons served in this category receive an average of three (3) hours of therapy at least five (5) times a week.
- Subacute Rehabilitation
The persons served in this category receive at least one (1) but less than three (3) hours of therapy at least five (5) days per week. On average, subacute persons receive two hours of therapy per day.
Refers to those persons served with orthopedic diagnoses to include hip fractures and replacement, knee replacements and other fractures.
Refers to persons served who have had a cerebral vascular accident, which affects physical functioning and thinking skills.
Refers to persons who have had conditions to include spinal narrowing, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, other spine/brain diseases, general weakness throughout the body, removal of a limb (amputation), infections, burns, lung diseases and cancer, and an acute heart problem requiring hospitalization.
- Functional Independence Measure (FIM)
FIM is an assessment completed by the staff which rates how well our patients function at admission, discharge, and 90 days after they have been discharged from the unit. We are able to determine how much our patients have improved with the assistance of the services delivered on our unit and how well they have done three (3) months after discharge. The scoring is based on a total of 1 (total assistance) to 7 (completely independent) scale. Areas scored include self-care, walking, thinking skills, bowel and bladder function. The outcomes described in this packet are from the information collected from the FIM.