Inpatient Rehabilitation

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Firelands Regional Medical Center inpatient rehabilitation offers an intensive therapy program for patients transitioning from a hospital stay or recovering from surgery.

Benefits of Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Therapy is provided a minimum of 15 hours per week, compared to other facilities, which provide only 3 to 5 hours of therapy per week.
  • Therapies are provided by a consistent staff of physical, occupational and speech therapists.
  • Physicians specialize in rehabilitation medicine (physiatry).
  • Physicians are accessible daily and medically manage patients, compared to other facilities, in which physicians are required to see patients only once a month.
  • Nurses are certified and registered in rehabilitation nursing.
  • Registered nurses are on staff 24/7, compared to other programs, where registered nurses may not be available on every shift.
  • There is one registered nurse/licensed practical nurse and one rehab technician for every 10 patients—far above the state minimum of 1 state-tested nurse's aide for every 15 patients.
Rehabilitation Programs

Our rehabilitation programs are designed to help our patients reach their highest level of function and independence. To learn more about our inpatient rehabilitation programs, click here.

Interdisciplinary Team
    Our interdisciplinary approach to rehabilitation services sets us apart from other post-acute care providers. A number of highly trained professionals from a broad scope of disciplines participate in a collaborative approach to rehabilitation therapies. They include:
  • A physiatrist
  • Case managers
  • Dietary and nutritional counselors
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • A neuropsychologist
  • Respiratory therapists, if indicated
  • Speech-language pathologists
Insurance Coverage

Most insurance policies, as well as Medicare/Medicaid, cover rehabilitation care (in full or in part) in an acute care setting such as Firelands. Our admissions staff will assist you in understanding what your current insurance policy covers.

Admissions and Referrals

A physician, case manager, social worker or discharge planner can refer a patient for admission to the Rehabilitation Program. Family referrals and self-referrals are also encouraged. A nurse liaison will come to your home, assess your situation and discuss which of our programs might best meet your rehabilitative needs.

Patient Testimonials

Iprehab PT1I came to Inpatient Rehab after an illness left me bedridden and unable to breathe on my own.  With the help of Dr. Kuhar and her team, I was able to walk with a walker in as little as two weeks. We committed three hours per day of therapy which improved my breathing and increased my endurance. It was a wonderful experience and my progress has been better than I imagined.
 -Bob W.

Iprehab PT2The doctors and nurses are wonderful and come in my room like they are a part of my family. They tell me exactly what is going on until I understand and feel comfortable. I would recommend this hospital any time.
–Debra W.

Iprehab PT3After my motorcycle accident I was unable to walk, but I am getting stronger, healthier and less sore every day with therapy- it just works. I am excited to be able to get back to my normal life again.
–Jacob H.

Iprehab PT4I couldn’t even stand when I came in after surgery, but I was able to walk when I left three weeks later. The therapists really know what they’re doing here- I am able to get around, take care of myself and live independently now. My treatment was fantastic, the therapists were great, and I felt comfortable during my stay.
-Doris J.