When you need care 24 hours a day, Kaweah Delta Rehabilitation Services
gives you two different inpatient settings to choose from - Acute
Rehabilitation and Short Stay Rehabilitation. Each program is designed to meet
specific patient needs. For 18 consecutive years now, we have received
three-year accreditation for our inpatient rehabilitation by the Commission on
Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International. This means
specialty accreditation means that our program has demonstrated a higher level
of expertise, advocacy, and collaboration for patients.
Acute Rehabilitation is a short-term, intensive program for adults whose medical and functional needs require a coordinated, multidisciplinary team approach. Common diagnoses include: stroke, spinal cord injury, amputation, major multiple trauma, brain injury, orthopedic conditions and neurological disorders.
Most patients are referred by their physician or case manager to Kaweah Delta Acute Rehabilitation during their initial hospitalization. However, referrals are also made locally from facilities in Tulare, Kings, Kern and Fresno counties. Additionally, many patients return to Kaweah Delta for acute rehabilitation after receiving specialty care in the Bay Area or Southern California.
- Physician sees patient on weekdays to coordinate interdisciplinary team care.
- Physicians available on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Nurses with specialized rehabilitation training/experience work with patients and families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy provided 3 hours per day, 5-6 days per week.
- Neuropsychology provided
- Case management and social services provided
- Registered dietician available
- Chaplain available
- Respiratory therapy
- Orthotic and prosthetic fittings provided by referral
- Recreation therapy
- Beautician available
Patients receive information regarding program fees prior to admission. Patients and their families are informed throughout their stay of any coverage limitations imposed by their insurance company and alternative sources of funding are discussed as needed. Typically, coverage for the program is provided by commercial insurance programs, workers' compensation, Medicare or Medi-Cal. Payer requirements such as severity of illness, functional needs, and rehabilitation potential are carefully assessed and patients informed of impact of those requirements on provision of services.
Short Stay Rehabilitation
Kaweah Delta's Short Stay Rehabilitation provides a more flexible level of
services for patients who've had hip and knee replacements, hip fractures,
pelvic fractures, simple trauma, and back surgery and want to return to a life
of independence, where they are mobile and can take care of themselves.
care provided by nurses with specialized rehabilitation training and
experience 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
and occupational therapy services provided 5-6 days a week, with intensity
of services adjusted to each patient's needs and goals.
supervision provided as appropriate to each person's needs