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Am I a Candidate for the Inpatient Rehab Center at LCMHS?

Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Center focuses on excellent care for recovering or rehabilitating patients. Lake Charles Memorial Health System is an inclusive, full-service medical center committed to providing a full range of services for individuals and families in the Calcasieu Parish and surrounding communities. We strive to be your primary medical services center-whatever you need, we can provide. This makes us unique, as we provide numerous services not offered by neighboring hospitals.

Part of our care at Lake Charles Memorial is focused on rehabbing patients. Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Center serves patients in the process of rehabilitation. We carefully screen patients to find those suitable for this program. Others may be referred to local agencies, organizations, or services better suited to their situations. We encourage you to contact our staff with questions or to learn more about our inpatient rehabilitation services.

Could I be a candidate for the Inpatient Rehab Center?

Through physician or self-referral, patients will be screened to see if they are a candidate for our inpatient rehabilitation service. Patients who have suffered from the following injuries/conditions are encouraged to speak to their primary care physician about a referral:

  • Amputation
  • Conditions caused by arthritis
  • Congenital deformity
  • Damage to the spinal cord
  • Guillain Barre syndrome
  • Hip fractures
  • Major multiple trauma
  • Motor neuron diseases
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)

When is a patient eligible for graduation from the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center?

We use these guidelines to determine when a patient is eligible for discharge or graduation:

  • The patient and/or the patient's family does not wish to continue the program.
  • The patient has achieved the result predicted/expected upon admission.
  • The patient has received the most benefit possible from the program.
  • The patient has shown no additional progress.
  • The patient has suffered an additional problem requiring transfer.

For more information about the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program, call our office at 337-494-2663.