The Need for Acute Rehab Beds Continues to Grow as Study Shows Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital Patients Have Better Outcomes and Live Longer

A study released from the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) shows that patients treated in inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and units had better long-term clinical outcomes than those treated in nursing homes.

Seventy percent of admissions to an acute rehabilitation unit (ARU) or inpatient rehab facility (IRF) are adults aged 65 and older. Couple that number with the 20% of patients recovering from COVID-19 who may benefit from acute physical rehabilitation inpatient services, and the demand is unmet and growing.

In this webinar, that was originally recorded for Vizient hospital members, Tish Anderson, Executive Vice President of Signet Health’s Acute Rehabilitation Division, addresses the need and key components of an acute rehabilitation service line.

Pat Doyle, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, discusses opportunities to best meet this service demand and fulfill a community need. The options with Signet can range from:

  • starting a new inpatient unit (ARU)
  • enhancing an existing ARU’s performance
  • building a new inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) with hospital

Watch here: Signet Health Presents: The Increasing Demand for Acute Physical Rehabilitation Services – YouTube