Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation

August 10, 2021

Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation

Inpatient rehabilitation helps you recover and reach your greatest potential following a disabling injury or illness

Life sometimes brings unexpected challenges. The inpatient rehabilitation unit at Newman Regional Health (located on the 2nd floor) is dedicated to helping patients who have been affected by conditions such as stroke, neurological disorders, orthopedic procedures, hip fractures, amputations, and major trauma.

We provide intensive therapy programs that assist patients in developing new skills, relearning previous skills, and fostering a healthy return to enjoyable life activities. Patients find our program is different from a routine hospital stay. We believe that caring for patients means helping them learn to do as much for themselves as possible.

Inpatient rehabilitation patients participate in:

  • One-on-one therapy
  • Community re-entry
  • Patient and family education
  • Other goal-directed activities

Our rehabilitation specialists strive to help the patient improve in mobility, strength, and independence while providing hope and encouragement to the patient and family.

Inpatient rehabilitation goals may include:

  • Maximize independence in activities of daily living: bathing, dressing, meal preparation, etc.
  • Achieve safe mobility with or without adaptive equipment
  • Improve balance and coordination and prevent falls
  • Maximize communication skills
  • Improve swallowing ability
  • Enhance knowledge of available resources at discharge

Close to home, to get you home

  • Occupational Therapy – Providing care to help patients achieve the highest level of independence possible
  • Physical Therapy – Improving the patient’s functional ability to a level that will allow for the most productive lifestyle
  • Speech & Language Therapy – Providing treatment, support, and care for adults who may experience difficulty while communicating
  • Social Work – Educating patients about their recovery process, coordinating discharge, planning aftercare, and providing support to the patient and their family
  • Nutrition – Providing nutrition interventions including diet adjustments and education based upon each patient’s assessed needs to support optimal strength and recovery

Inpatient Rehabilitation Simulated Living Suite

Patients are provided an opportunity to practice their independent living skills in a controlled environment prior to discharging home. The simulation allows patients to practice getting in and out of bed, preparing meals, washing dishes, working a television set, doing laundry, and many other everyday things we take for granted. Working with a patient in this setting helps staff determine challenges patients may still have while simultaneously building confidence in the patient prior to discharge. 

Due to the advances in the care of stroke patients and those with traumatic injuries, patients have an opportunity to return to their own home instead of an advanced care facility.

There are currently 18 Inpatient Rehabilitation facilities/units in Kansas. Newman Regional Health is the only Critical Access Hospital with an Inpatient Rehabilitation unit.

Take a virtual tour of the simulated suite:

Certified specialty care:

Lymphedema – When lymph builds up, it can cause an arm, leg, or other areas of your body to swell and become painful. The disorder can be lifelong.

See a video from KSNT News about Lymphedema care at Newman Regional Health

LSVT® – The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) is a behavioral treatment geared towards creating neurobiological changes to create sustained improvement in speech and voice function.

LSVT BIG® – Trains people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) to use their body more normally.  LSVT BIG effectively trains improved movements for any activity, whether “small motor” tasks like buttoning a shirt or “large motor” tasks like getting up from sofa or chair or maintaining balance while walking. Learn more.

LSVT LOUD® – A training program that teaches people with Parkinson’s to recalibrate their voices. Research has shown improvements in volume, pitch and inflection following treatment. Learn more.

VitalStim – The VitalStim® Therapy System involves the administration of small, electrical impulses to the swallowing muscles in the throat through electrodes attached to the skin overlaying the musculature. Learn more.


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Newman Regional Health
1201 W 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801
Newman Medical Plaza
1301 W 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801