Improved Outcomes for Patients with Hip Fractures
Hip fractures are serious fall injuries that often result in long-term functional impairment, nursing home admission and increased mortality1. Fall-related injuries are a threat to the health and independence of older adults and can significantly limit their ability to remain self-sufficient. The Rehabilitation Center at Atrium Medical Center offers an integrated inpatient therapy program that helps patients improve physical abilities and regain independence.
A Look at Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Program
Our Inpatient Rehabilitation program meets the specific needs of hip fracture patients. We also coordinate the services and resources needed upon discharge. Our social worker and case managers meet with every patient and family to aid in the transition back to the community.
Atrium’s Inpatient Rehabilitation program includes:
- Personal, expert team led by a board-certified physiatrist
- One-on-one therapy sessions
- 24-hour care by specialty trained nurses
- Two transitional living apartments to help prepare patients for their return home
- Fall prevention training
- Activities of daily living training
- Neuropsychology services to aid in adjustment issues
- Guidance in adaptive equipment usage
- Pain management
Patients of The Rehabilitation Center at Atrium Medical Center Get Results
After rehabilitation, our patients can expect the following results:
- Walking with minimal or no assistance
- Improved balance, coordination and endurance
- Increased strength
- Improved pain management
- Lower fall risk
- Greater success with activities of daily living
1Stevens JA. Falls Among Older Adults – Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies. In: Falls Free: Promoting a National Falls Prevention Action Plan: Research Review Papers. NCOA Center for Healthy Aging, 2005. pp 3–18.
Accredited by the Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital (Adult) and Stroke Specialty Programs.