One of only four healthcare facilities in the world to receive fivefold CARF accreditation, Memorial Inpatient Rehab is a 30-bed, acute inpatient program serving persons with neuromuscular conditions challenging their functional status. Our mission is to improve and maximize the cognitive and functional abilities of the people we serve and to promote their independence. Our multidisciplinary team works with patients and their significant others to meet goals and return home.

What are the admission criteria for acute inpatient rehabilitation?

  • Medical stability and ability to participate in an intensive program
  • Requires access to a rehabilitation physician, who oversees medical and functional needs
  • Requires 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care
  • Potential to tolerate activity for minimum of three hours per day, five days a week
  • Needs two forms of therapy: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology
  • Potential to achieve goals within a reasonable period of time
  • Patient agrees to participate in intense program
  • Insurance verification and authorization
  • Adequate social support for discharge to home

What are appropriate acute rehab diagnoses?

  • Amputation
  • Cerebral vascular accident/Stroke
  • Spinal cord dysfunction: traumatic and non-traumatic
  • Brain injury: traumatic and non-traumatic
  • Major multiple trauma
  • Neurological disorders (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, polyneuropathy)
  • Burns
  • Arthritis
  • Hip fractures

What is the process for referring to Memorial Inpatient Rehab?

  • Physician referral/Order for evaluation
  • Within Memorial Medical Center: Order entered into computer and onsite review will occur within one business day
  • Outside facilities: Contact Rehab Admissions Coordinator by phone, 217-757–7298; fax, 217-588-2094; or pager, 217-467–0320
  • Review of faxed patient information (patient demographic information, history and physical, related consultations, pertinent radiology and lab reports, therapy evaluations, nursing care needs, more recent three-day progress notes including therapy notes) to determine need/qualifications for acute inpatient rehabilitation as appropriate level of care within one business day
  • Onsite evaluation may take place as time allows
  • Once accepted and patient is medically ready, date of transfer is coordinated with referring facility

What is needed once accepted to Memorial Inpatient Rehab?

  • Signed copy of Patient Acknowledgement of Expectations and Agreement to Participate in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program
  • Transfer orders including medications, activities and current treatments to be continued
  • Nurse-to-nurse report called to 217–788–3315

For referrals and admissions, call:
Rehab Admissions Coordinator
Phone: 217-757–7298
Fax: 217-588-2094
Pager: 217-467-0320