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Inpatient acute rehabilitation is a level of care that provides medical rehabilitation to patients who require medical oversight, skilled nursing care and intensive therapy services from rehabilitation professionals prior to returning home. The Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Blodgett (IRC-Blodgett) is a licensed 42-bed inpatient acute rehabilitation unit located on the fourth floor of Blodgett Hospital in East Grand Rapids. The IRC-Blodgett is a comprehensive, integrated rehabilitation program that offers a multidisciplinary approach to care.
We serve patients with neurological, orthopedic and other rehab needs such as those who have experienced:
Specializes in diagnosing strokes and other brain disorders.
A physician trained to assess disability and specialized in rehabilitation.
May manage some of your care in the inpatient setting, and also as you return to the community.
Focuses on how injuries or illnesses of the brain affect cognitive functions and behaviors.
Works with your care team to identify the most appropriate discharge plan.
Assesses your condition and provides nursing care to help improve your level of functioning.
Works with you in moving your arms and legs, helping to build strength, coordination, balance and endurance.
Focuses on activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming and independent living skills.
Address impairments in communication, swallowing, and condition to help improve your functioning.
Helps you regain functional skills to return to recreation, leisure, and community activities you love most.
Provides you with education related to healthy eating and special diet requirements.
At the IRC-Blodgett, you will receive more bang for your buck, compared to national and regional averages. Our patients demonstrate more improvement per day during the course of the rehabilitation stay.
With a commitment to continuous improvement of services, patient experience is one of our top priorities.
Blodgett Hospital is nestled in the quiet environment of East Grand Rapids with some patient rooms overlooking a gorgeous view of Fisk Lake. The hospital recently celebrated its 100th year and its historical significance in the community continues to be celebrated. Four outdoor healing gardens provide a space for patients and families to gather, relax and find solace. One of the gardens is also used as a Rehabilitation Garden offering accessible garden beds used by patients at the IRC-Blodgett during therapy treatment sessions.
Two dedicated gyms are equipped with specialized equipment and advanced technology necessary to meet the functional needs of the complex diagnoses served. One therapy gym is a designated low stimulation gym for individuals recovering from brain injury or who may need a more private rehabilitation environment. We have the following technologies, services, and equipment available to better serve our patients.