Each patient is measured by the WeeFIM scale to measure functional performance.
What does this data mean?
The WeeFIM system allows staff to measure the functional gains of each patient. The graph shows the WeeFIM Rating Change for the patient from admission to discharge in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Why is this important?
Stroke Rehabilitation Services are designed to get patients to a functional level necessary to return home and to the community. This measurement allows us to modify treatment as necessary. The data shows that our patients regain function at a higher rate than patients at national pediatric facilities in 2011.
How does Children’s make sure we are giving high-quality care?
- Our CIRU is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) with specialty recognition in pediatric specialty program.
- In an ongoing effort to offer the highest level of care, we evaluate our patient outcomes in order to identify opportunities for improvement.
- Each patient is assigned to a team of therapists and nurses so that caregivers and professionals are consistent throughout the rehab stay.
- We provide therapy seven days a week with at least three hours of therapy a day. As the patient improves, the treatment plan is adjusted to reach rehabilitation goals for discharge. These goals help the patient return to daily activities at home and school.
WeeFIM Rating Change is reported by Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) quarterly. UDSMR compares Children’s to other pediatric programs in the nation.