Medically Complex Conditions
The Medically Complex Program is devoted to patients with complicated medical conditions covering a broad range of diagnoses. These patients require acute-care hospitalization for an extended period. Many suffer from multiple organ system failure and need recovery time to build strength, stamina and improve overall health.
Upon admission, patients are evaluated by an RML physician and the appropriate therapy staff: physical, occupational and/or speech-language pathologist. This team determines the best course of treatment and appropriate rehabilitation therapies.
Physicians, nurses and therapists closely monitor patients and adjust treatments in response to any changes in condition. While progress is often slow due to the complex health issues patients are fighting, this program enables them to move on to other levels of care, such as home, outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility, or acute rehabilitation.
Because RML is always focused on providing the highest quality, safest care, RML led the development of a patient falls assessment tool that has proven to be highly efficient and cost effective in reducing falls. The initiative earned RML a best practices award from the National Association of Long Term Hospitals for innovations in fall prevention.