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Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation

For patients who require intensive rehabilitation, we offer inpatient therapy and physiatry services in several inpatient rehabilitation units. The goal of inpatient rehabilitation is to help patients regain function, become as independent as possible and return to a community setting.

Our inpatient rehabilitation facilities include:

  • An 18-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit at The Johns Hopkins Hospital with specialization in rehabilitation care for amputation, spinal cord injury and dysfunction, complex medical conditions, brain injury and illness, musculoskeletal injury, and stroke
  • A 28-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center 
  • Inpatient rehabilitation at Suburban Hopsital
  • Inpatient rehabilitation for children at the Kennedy Krieger Institute

Our Comprehensive Inpatient Integrated Rehabilitation Programs (CIIRP) at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview are accredited by the Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). These facilities help patients prepare for independent living after they leave the hospital. The home-like setting allows patients the freedom to perform their own care with the guidance of a team of experts including physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, rehabilitation nursespsychologists, dietitians, orthotists, and rehabilitation physicians (physiatrists).

Our inpatient rehabilitation programs include:

  • Tailored treatment plans developed with the input of the patient and their family
  • Daily team conferences to review progress and goals
  • Patient/family conferences to discuss ongoing needs and answer any questions
  • Family/caregiver training to prepare those caring for the patient at home
  • Continuum of care coordination after discharge, including home-based rehab, outpatient rehabilitation and adult day care services

Your Care Plan

Our team works with every patient to create a care plan that identifies the patient’s abilities and needs and ensures the patient’s goals and concerns are addressed. We encourage family and friends to be involved in the patient’s care. Our nurses and therapists take time to make sure that patients and caregivers understand and are comfortable with their roles before leaving the hospital.

Your treatment team includes rehabilitation physicians, nurses, therapists and other health care professionals who work together to deliver the best possible care based on your unique needs.

Helping You Reach Your Goals

Our program makes use of the team approach for your benefit. Your treatment team will carefully consider your needs and capabilities and then, along with your input, develop your individualized plan of care. 

Our program's focus is to:

  • Provide you with the highest level of medical and nursing care with Johns Hopkins faculty physicians and certified rehabilitation nurses
  • Improve your strength and ability to move safely
  • Reteach you self-care activities, such as dressing, grooming, bathing and more to help you resume your normal quality of life
  • Retrain you to swallow safely
  • Assist with communication and thinking skills
  • Help you regain independence by teaching you new ways to do self-supportive tasks such as laundry, cooking and cleaning
  • Provide patient and family education, counseling and training
  • Deal with the social and psychological issues that frequently occur after illness or injury, including depression, anxiety and family stress
  • Develop an appropriate, ongoing plan of care that will help keep you healthy and functioning well, even after you are discharged

You make the difference! Though your team of caregivers will support you throughout your recovery, the progress you make depends largely on you. Your hard work and participation are crucial to your ultimate success.

For Referring Physicians

Contact us us to initiate the preadmission process or to request an inpatient physician consultation or to have a non-hospitalized patient evaluated for admission.

To have a non-hospitalized patient evaluated for admission, contact us.
Patients will be evaluated by the Johns Hopkins rehabilitation consult team or the medical director and must meet the following criteria:

  1. Patient has functional impairments resulting from injury, illness, or developmental disease.
  2. Patient has rehabilitation needs in two or more functional domains (mobility, activities of daily living, bowel/bladder management, cognition, communication, swallowing, etc.)
  3. Patient has sufficient physical and cognitive capacity to participate in a comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation program and can tolerate at least three hours a day (or alternatively 15 hours per week) of therapy activity.
  4. There is a reasonable expectation that acute rehabilitation care will result in increased function and that a satisfactory discharge plan will be achieved.
  5. Patient is medically stable. i.e., patient’s medical conditions allow participation in a full acute rehabilitation program, and medical problems have been evaluated and determined not to interfere with patient’s potential to achieve rehabilitation goals.
  6. Patient and family agree to admission to inpatient rehabilitation and the tentative goals and length of stay.

Comprehensive Inpatient Integrated Rehabilitation Team

Our Comprehensive Inpatient Integrated Rehabilitation Programs (CIIRP) offer home-like settings, allowing patients to practice activities of daily living with the guidance of our team of experts. Our inpatient rehabilitation units are staffed with experienced physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and recreation therapists. Patients in these programs also have access to social workers, rehabilitation nurses, psychologists, dieticians, orthotists and rehabilitation physicians.

Meet Our CIIRP Team Lead and Coordinator

  • Stacey Friedel, OTR/L | Team Lead

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  • Maggie Pruitt, PT | Team Coordinator

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