At the Requard Center, the clinical team works with the patient and family to develop a plan that takes the long view of recovery. During their stay in Requard, patients and their family members and/or caregivers practice and prepare for a return to independent living. The team holds daily interdisciplinary conferences focused on outcomes and discharge.
Following discharge from the Requard Center, the team maintains contact with the patient to continue to assess progress and offer assistance.
The Requard Center team uses the functional independence measuring (FIM) system to evaluate patient progress. FIM is the nationally recognized and accepted system used to evaluate patient outcomes and facilitate communication across the rehabilitation team. By using FIM, the Requard Center has the ability to compare its patient outcomes with those of over 400,000 other acute rehabilitation patients each year.
All patients are contacted by phone three months after discharge to confirm that their discharge arrangements and plans have met expectations and that progress has been maintained or further improved upon. These three-month outcomes are again compared to a national database.
For more information about The Requard Center for Acute Rehabilitation, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5873 or 5845; or toll-free, 1-866-414-2067.