West Tennessee Rehabilitation Center is a licensed, 48-bed, CARF- accredited (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) inpatient rehabilitation center located on the fourth floor of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. It is the only CARF-accredited comprehensive adult inpatient rehab program in rural West Tennessee. CARF accreditation means that the West Tennessee Rehabilitation Center meets the highest rehabilitation standards for providing rehabilitation services. In addition to CARF accreditation, the West Tennessee Rehabilitation Center is also Joint Commission accredited. With these two accreditations and a history of service to those in need of rehabilitation, you can be assured of the best in patient care.
History of West Tennessee Rehabilitation Center
Due to the advancement in medical procedures/technologies provided at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, the need for intensive rehabilitation care became a necessity for those we serve. In September of 1988, the West Tennessee Rehabilitation Center was established with 6 beds located on 4 East. These beds became highly sought after for those recovering from strokes, spinal cord injuries, multiple trauma, and orthopedic surgery. Due to the growing needs of the area, the West Tennessee Rehabilitation Center expanded to 21 beds on March 18, 1989. By 1992, the Rehab Unit was licensed for 50 beds located on 4 East, 4 South, and 4 North. Presently, the Rehab Unit is a 48 bed unit serving the rehabilitation needs of all of West Tennessee.
The Center offers comprehensive inpatient services for all major disabilities resulting from injury or illness. Specialized interdisciplinary treatment programs include:
(available for persons with neuromuscular disease, multiple trauma and debilitating conditions)
Patients to be admitted into West Tennessee Rehabilitation Center must be medically stable. They must be able to participate in a minimum of three hours of vigorous therapy per day and need at least two types of therapy (Physical, Occupational and/or Speech). Candidates for the Center must have clearly identified rehabilitation goals that can be achieved within a reasonable length of time and have a well-defined discharge plan. All candidates must agree to fully participate in the rehabilitation program.
West Tennessee Rehabilitation Center provides services for persons ages 18 and older and emancipated minors. Referred persons under the age of 18 will be evaluated and recommendations will be made based on specific individual needs. Three patients (ages 14-15) younger than 18 were treated during 2009. Services are provided for patients with brain injury who have a Rancho Level of four or higher and for patients with spinal cord injury, except those who are ventilator dependent. For additional information, call 731-541-6930, or toll-free in West Tennessee at 1-888-425-6930.
These services are available to all patients. Areas of greatest intervention are cardiac, oncology, trauma, wound and pediatric patients, and to patients in our hospital's 34-bed Neuro Step-Down Unit with 20 telemetry capabilities, six-bed Neuro Intensive Care Unit, and 42-bed Orthopedic Unit with 12 telemetry capabilities.
"When I became a double amputee, I not only lost my feet and legs, but my self-esteem and ability to enjoy life. I was a sick, depressed and very unhappy person. During five weeks of physical and occupational therapy at West Tennessee Rehablitation Center, I learned how to take care of my daily necessities, and to cook and do laundry for myself. Thanks to the staff at West Tennessee Rehablilitation Center, I regained my self-esteem and once again became a well adjusted, physically and emotionally independent person with the ability to laugh and enjoy living."