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"Exceptional! Best rehab in RI. I've been to 4 of them."

What is the average length of stay at the Kent Rehabilitation Center?
The average length of stay for overall patients is 12 days. This varies by diagnosis, with stroke patients averaging 14.75 days and orthopedic patients averaging 10.77 days.

What specialty programs or treatments do you offer at the Kent Rehabilitation Center?
The Kent Rehabilitation Center is a CARF accredited Stroke Specialty Program, meeting all the criteria for specialized therapy and care in the area of stroke. Kent Acute Rehab also offers many specialty therapeutic interventions, including VitalStim (NMES) for dysphagia (swallowing) therapy, LSVT for Parkinson's Disease voice therapy, EStim for pain and muscle re-education, ultrasound for edema control, Wii for activity-based movement therapy, simulated grocery store, simulated real-life kitchen and laundry, Omnicycle (ACP's Omnicycle Elite Motorized Rehabilitation System represents the most advanced therapy cycle technology available today. It accommodates post-acute patients who may not typically be able to participate in therapeutic exercises due to lack of strength, coordination, partial paralysis, respiratory limitations and other conditions. By serving a broader range of neuromuscular and orthopedic diagnoses than traditional "resistance" cycles, the Omnicycle Elite supports expanded therapy services for neurological rehabilitation (Stroke-CVA), orthopedic rehabilitation (TKA, THA, Shoulder, UE) and cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation (COPD))

How do you plan to discharge from the Kent Rehabilitation Program?
Upon completing Kent Hospital's inpatient rehabilitation program, our coordinated discharge planning process ensures that a patient's care needs continue without interruption even after discharge. Discharge planners assist with any home equipment the patients may need, coordinate outpatient therapy and make follow-up appointments with their surgeon or referring physician.

Many factors will influence your length of stay, including severity of injury, previous health status, ability to tolerate 3 hours of rehabilitative services a day and medical complications. The rehabilitation team will discuss your length of stay with you after they have evaluated your condition. The team will work with you and your family to help determine the best discharge environment for you based on your needs at the time of discharge. If you are unable to return home, the team will assist you and your family in making other arrangements.

What are the accommodations at the Kent Rehabilitation Program?

Communication Assistance
Interpretation services are available to all patients with limited English proficiency. Telecommunications devices (TDDs), television decoders, and hearing amplification devices are available upon request.

Food and Nutrition
Since diet is an important part of your therapy, your physician may prescribe a special or modified diet. Special dietary requests are available upon request.

Room Assignment
Your room assignment is based upon your admitting diagnosis. Accommodations are available as a single (private) or semi-private room. Private rooms are reserved for patients with specific infections.

Television
Television service is provided at no cost for cable.

Telephone
Telephone is available at no cost for local calls.

Cafeteria
Family and friends are welcome to eat in the cafeteria, conveniently located on the first floor of the hospital.

Gift Shop
The Gift Shop is open daily with a wonderful selection of unique gift items. The Gift Shop sells gift items, lotions, jewelry, toiletries, and greeting cards.

Are there support groups for family members?
Yes. Kent Hospital provides a Stroke Support Group for family and friends and patients who have suffered strokes. There are also local Parkinson's Disease support groups. Our social work team can provide information on getting the support you need.

What should I bring for my family member while at the Kent Rehabilitation Center?
Our focus is regaining independence through individualized treatment planning and intensive therapy. The goal is to have our patients dressed and engaged in daily living activities throughout the day. We ask that you bring casual, comfortable clothes and shoes/sneakers for your family member.

What is the Mission Statement, Scope of Service of the Kent Hospital's Rehabilitation Center?

Mission Statement

The Rehabilitation Center at Kent County Hospital is an interdisciplinary program committed to fulfilling the rehabilitation needs of our patients. Our efforts are directed towards assisting every patient we serve in achieving their maximum potential and/or adjusting to their limitations. We see our staff as highly trained individuals dedicated to providing the most comprehensive acute rehabilitation program possible.

Our Commitment to You

It is the policy of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit that all team members will act in a manner consistent with the mission, philosophy and operating policies of the program. In accordance with these principles and policies, team members will:

  • Show respect for the dignity of the individual, whether patient, family member, co-worker, client, or any other person
  • Provide the highest quality clinical and customer-related services
  • Demonstrate fairness and honesty in all interactions with the public
  • Adhere to their professional codes and practice guidelines
  • Provide a program that recognizes the individual and adjusts to their needs
  • Employ a treatment staff that is knowledgeable and able to work with other healthcare staff to provide the best care possible
  • Provide an accurate portrayal of the services and outcomes of the program
  • Be ethical in all marketing and public relations activities
  • Continue to look for ways to improve our program.
  • Seek input from those we serve so that the program may reflect their needs and change over time
  • Provide a financially sound program

Patients Served
The rehabilitation program serves patients with a variety of medical, physical, and functional needs. Some of the conditions treated in the program are as follows:

  • Stroke (CVA)
  • Amputation
  • Brain Injury
  • Inflammatory Arthropathies
  • Neuropathy and Myopathy
  • Neurological Disorders
  • General Debility
  • Cardiopulmonary
  • Spinal Cord Injury – ASIA T6
  • Joint replacement
  • Multiple Trauma, fractures
  • Hip Fracture

Services Provided May Include

  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychiatry Consults
  • Specialty Consults as necessary for Rehab
  • Orthotic and Prosthetic
  • Social Work/Case Management
  • Medical Consultations
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Services
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Dietary Services
  • Chaplaincy
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Speech and Language Pathology
  • Wound Care
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Medical, diagnostic, laboratory, and pharmacy services are located within our hospital. The response time is specific to each of these services in accordance with their policies and procedures. It is the expectation of this unit, however, that the vast majority of orders or consultations will receive some level of response within 24 hours of a department/medical consultative body receiving the order or consultation. That initial response will then be conveyed to the appropriate clinician(s) as soon as possible.

Scope of Services: Persons served will receive a minimum of three hours a day of a combination of at least two of the following physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology no less than five of seven days in the week. On occasion it may be necessary for rehabilitation to span a 7 day period for a total of 15 hours based on medical necessity. Your therapy program, including the frequency and intensity of the program, will be designed according to your needs after you have been fully evaluated.

Persons who are not accepted to the program are: ventilator dependent, complete quadriplegic spinal cord injuries and brain injuries Rancho Level below 5. Persons served must be eighteen years or older for admission. Burn patients will be assessed on an individual basis. The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit will serve as a resource for suggestions for alternative placement when patients referred to the program do not qualify for our program.

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Inpatient Rehabilitation Center

455 Toll Gate Road, 4th Floor
Warwick, RI 02886

For referrals, call 401-736-4658
Fax: 401-736-4521

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