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The Inpatient Rehabilitation Program at Euromedica-Arogi includes nurses, therapists who have special training and expertise in treating individuals with various conditions. Our physicians are also specialists in treating various conditions in acute inpatient rehabilitation.
The patients who come to our program have difficulties in performing at least one of the following: moving around, taking care of themselves (self-care), engaging in activities of domestic life (doing housework, preparing meals) and participating in community activities. In addition, some of our patients have difficulty communicating (understanding and speaking).
The amount of time they stay varies from a few days to several weeks, based on patients’ individual needs and their progress. Euromedica-Arogi follows the National Greek Health System (EOPYY) time frame for each patient. Ιn 2017, the Average LOS in Euromedica-Arogi was equal to 29.99 days, which is well below the EOPYY guidelines, even lower than the equivalent in 2016 of 31.01 days.
While results vary, at discharge 86% of our patients were able to go home or to the overall community. 8% of our patients who are discharged from the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program were admitted to a Hospital or Clinic for other health issues not pertaining Rehabilitation.
Patients were asked to complete a satisfaction survey after their stay at Euromedica-Arogi. They were asked to rate ourservices from ‘Bad’ to ‘Very Good’ weighted in a scale of 1 to 5. The scores here are converted to a scale of 0 to 100.
Our patients rated their overall care at Euromedica-Arogi with 94%. Specifically, they were satisfied at a rate of 97% with medical, 98% with nursing and 98% withtherapy services.
Euromedica-Arogi Thessaloniki is the first rehabilitation centre in Greece certified to use the FIM™ (Functional Independence Measure) scale. The internationally recognised FIM™ scale assesses the functional independence of persons with impairments, disabilities and handicaps.
This particular scale is used to assess the progress of patients and the rehabilitation treatment results. It is applied to patients of all ages and diagnoses, and focuses on the care required depending on the degree of disability of each patient.
This scale features 18 categories which assess the assistance required for a disabled person in order to carry out the basic activities of daily living safely and effectively.
Each item is scored on a 7 point ordinal scale, ranging from a score of 1 to a score of 7. The higher the score, the more independent the patient is in performing the task associated with that item.
7. Complete Independence: Patient completes 100% of the task without a helper and without an assistive device.
6. Modified Independence: Patient completes 100% of the task but uses an assistive device or aid, takes more than a reasonable amount of time (3x normal), or does so with a concern for safety (risk).
5. Supervision/Setup: The patient completes 100% of the task but requires a helper to provide cueing or coaxing without physical contact. The helper sets up needed items or applies orthoses or assistive/ adaptive devices.
4. Minimal Contact Assistance: The patient completes 75% or more of the tasks (requires touching assistance).
3. Moderate Assistance: The patient completes 50% to 74% of the tasks (requires more than touching assistance).
2. Maximal Assistance: The patient completes 25% to 49% of the tasks.
1. Total Assistance: The patient completes less than 25% of the tasks or requires the assistance of two or more helpers.
The total score for the FIM™ instrument (the sum of the motor and cognition subscale scores) will be a value between 18 and 126.
Total FIM™ Change is a measure of how much functional gain patients received during rehabilitation on average. It is measured just after admission to Euromedica-Arogi and again at discharge.