Our Stroke Rehabilitation Services helps patients become independent and return home. In 2011, 100 percent of patients returned home.
What does this data mean?
The graph shows the percent of patients discharged home after rehabilitation. In 2011, the inpatient rehabilitation unit discharged 100 percent of patients with stroke home compared to the national average of 93 percent. This means that more of our patients were able to return home.
Why is this important?
This is important because our patients have the team, environment and support needed to reach a level of independence where they can begin to reintegrate into their community.
How does Children’s make sure we are giving high-quality care?
- We provide therapy seven days a week with a minimum of three hours of therapy a day.
- We work as a team to prepare the patient to return home and to school. Patient and family education teaches parents to care for their child after leaving Children’s.
- Our hospital teachers work with the family to guide them through the process of returning to school. They also work with the patient’s school to provide education about the patient, their condition and their needs.
- Age and developmentally appropriate activities and recreational outings help prepare patients to return to everyday life.
- Our social workers identify resources in the community to assist and support the patient and family after discharge.
Patient discharge to school/community is reported by Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) quarterly. UDSMR compares Children’s to other pediatric programs in the nation.