|Acute Rehabilitation Unit
Who is eligible for the program?
We can help those who have suffered a loss of function due to:
- Head Injury
- Neurologic impairment
- Spinal cord injury
- Orthopedic conditions
- Multiple trauma
We cannot serve those dependent on a ventilator, who have aggressive behavioral problems,
are comatose or are under 18 years of age.
Patients receive at least three hours of therapy, five days a week.
Referrals/ Admission Information
We welcome referrals from physicians, social workers, family members, case managers and
patients. Medicare, Medicaid, and many third party insurers reimburse for an inpatient
rehab program for patients with physical and functional disabilities.
Before admission, each patient is carefully assessed to determine whether his or her
specific condition would benefit from our comprehensive services.
To be eligible for admission, the following criteria must be met:
- The patient requires at least two forms of therapy (i.e. physical therapy, occupational
therapy, speech therapy).
- The patient is medically stable.
- The patient has the potential to improve function or achieve independence.
- The patient has an identified discharge plan.
- The patient and family are willing to participate with the team in the rehabilitation
- The patient can tolerate and benefit from 3 hours of therapy daily.
Length of stay
individual receives a custom-designed treatment plan. Many factors
influence the length of stay, including severity of injury, previous
health status and medical complications. The rehabilitation team will
estimate the length of stay after they have evaluated your condition.
medical director is a physician specially trained in physical medicine
and rehabilitation who oversees the entire rehabilitation team and
coordinates your medical treatment and rehabilitation program.
program director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the
program and assures that you receive the treatment and exercises
Rehabilitation nurses are specially trained to
provide quality medical care 24 hours a day. The nurse might instruct
you and your family regarding many topics related to your program:
medications, risk factors, accommodations and other subjects. The nurse
manages care such as bowel/bladder training, skin management,
self-care skills, and other needs.
Physical therapists help
improve your ability to perform activities such as moving in bed,
transferring in and out of a wheelchair, standing and walking.
Depending on your ability, your physical therapists could train you in
the use of mobility devices and braces. The physical therapist helps
the person gain strength, balance, coordination, and endurance.
therapists show you how to perform tasks of everyday living, like
cooking, bathing and dressing. This therapist also focuses on improving
strength, coordination, and problem solving skills needed for returning
to household and community jobs. They will provide leisure activities
Speech pathologists provide individual
therapy programs to treat language, memory, thinking, speech, or
swallowing disorders that interfere with communication.
social worker will explore with you the many changes brought about by
your illness or disability. The social worker will present an
orientation explaining the program and other procedures. The social
worker can give emotional support and education while planning for
discharge, which includes providing information about available
community resources and services.
Items needed for Acute Rehab
Several changes of loose fitting street clothes suitable for exercising and movement,
a sweater or coat, night wear, personal grooming items, and a pair of flat, rubber-soled
shoes will be needed.
Your family can visit during specific hours, and they will also be asked to spend some
time with you during your therapy. Family teaching is an important part of your rehabilitation.
For more information, contact?
Acute Rehabilitation Unit: (765) 983-3060.