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Inpatient Rehabilitation

Our team is comprised of the patient, his or her family, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician, Rehabilitation Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathologist, Therapeutic Recreation and health care professionals that work together to bring you the best care possible.

Younker Rehabilitation at Iowa Methodist Medical Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Amount of Rehabilitation Therapy Provided

  • Customized care to fit patients needs depending on diagnosis, severity of injury, medical complications and rehabilitation goals.
  • Patients are admitted into this program after a consultation with the rehabilitation referral team.  
  • Patients must be able to tolerate three to five hours of therapy a day, five days per week, and be in need of at least two therapy services and rehabilitation nursing. 
  • Younker Rehabilitation has recognized the importance of feeling at home when receiving your therapies, and helping achieve realistic results to help you regain independence.

Nursing Care

  • Requires 24 hours per day of specialized Rehabilitation Nursing. 
  • Examples include: Patient/family education for managing life with new physical impairments, education for managing altered bowel and bladder function, urinary self-catheterization, medication management, and skin care. Reinforcing newly learned skills in safety, mobility and self-care. 
  • Our team meets weekly to address the patient's plan of care, barriers, and process to achieve the highest level of a recovery.

Physician Care

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician actively involved in planning treatment and monitoring patient progress. Physician completes a face-to-face visit three times per week. 
  • Communication with patient, family and caregivers is an important part of the process.

Likely Candidates

  • Loved ones who have recently been affected by Stroke, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Injury, neurological condition, or other disabling condition or disease process. 
  • Loved ones who are living with a disability who have had a recent change in condition, injury or illness that has impacted their ability to manage day-to-day activities. 
  • 14 years of age and older. 
  • Successful rehabilitation includes the active involvement of supportive family and friends. Patients who may be unable to vocalize personal needs will require a family member or legal representative to speak on their behalf.