FAQs

  • How much experience does Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital have treating people like me?

    Last year, Madonna served 582 individuals with stroke, both inpatient and outpaitent.

    Madonna has a dedicated rehabilitation unit, staff and physician who care for persons who have had a stroke. You will interact daily with other people who have experienced a stroke and benefit from the care of a specialized stroke rehabilitation team.

  • Where do your patients come from? Hospitals throughout the Midwest refer individuals with stroke to Madonna. Of the individuals served on acute rehab with stroke, 37% came from areas outside Lincoln, including 35 individuals from Omaha.

  • How much therapy will I have?

    Last year, Madonna’s licensed therapists delivered average of 3.2 hours of physical, occupational, speech, psychology, and/or recreational therapy per day to people with stroke. As appropriate, you may also receive respiratory and nutrition therapy.

  • How often will I see a doctor?

    You will be seen regularly by a physiatrist (a doctor who specializes in rehabilitation) and as needed by physicians with other medical specialties.

  • I have other medical problems. What happens if I get sick or have a medical emergency?

    Madonna has the equipment and processes in place to respond to medical emergencies, including having clinical staff on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, who hold Advanced Life Support certification. Last year, 12% of individuals with stroke transferred to acute care hospitals, some of them for planned procedures. This is about the same figure as other hospitals in the region and nation.

  • How will my family be involved?

    You and your family are the most important people on the rehabilitation team. Family members will be invited to participate in treatment planning and goal setting, family meetings, and education and training sessions. Housing options, support groups and other resources are available.

  • How long will I be at Madonna?

    Individual results vary, people in our stroke program stayed an average 25 days last year.

  • What kinds of improvements can I expect?

    On average, individuals who had a stroke met 62% of their goals last year. While individual results vary, individuals needed minimal assistance with self-care and walking or wheelchair mobility activities at discharge. Last year, most patients (55%) were able to return to a community setting after their inpatient rehabilitation stay. Some patients (33%) chose to continue receiving therapy in a nursing facility before returning home.

  • What do other people say about their Madonna experience?

    Madonna is proud to report that 90% rated their experience as “Excellent” or “Good.” A full 100% agreed they would recommend Madonna to family or friends.

  • Is Madonna accredited?

    Madonna is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) as a Stroke Specialty Program for inpatients, outpatients, adults and pediatrics. Every three years, the hospital undergoes a rigorous review of our programs to ensure they meet or exceed very high standards of care for our patients.

 
 
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
5401 South St.
Lincoln, NE 68506
Phone: (402) 413-3000
Toll-Free: (800) 676-5448