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Acute Rehabilitation Center
After life-changing illness or injury, those who have been impaired usually have a lot of questions and may be anxious over an uncertain future. Staff at the Acute Rehabilitation Center at Community Hospital help to alleviate our patients' fears and frustrations by providing a supportive, caring environment and always placing an emphasis on patients' abilities rather than disabilities. This positive approach to rehabilitation helps instill the confidence our patients need for optimal recovery.
Our primary purpose is to assist patients and their families with the transition from an acute hospital setting to home. Patients in our program have experienced accidents, stroke, neurological disorders, arthritis, and other impairments. When patients are referred to us, they are considered by their physicians to be medically stable and physically able to begin a comprehensive rehabilitation program consisting of at least three hours of therapy a day, five days a week. All therapy programs are modified to meet the individual's needs, as tolerance to therapy amounts varies. Patients are encouraged to do as much for themselves as possible during their stay. Family members also learn how to provide positive reinforcement and take an active role in the rehabilitation process.
The Rehabilitation Process
The rehabilitation process is a combination of assessment, treatment, education, and follow-up. It focuses on the emotional as well as physical needs of the patient. Individual treatment plans are coordinated and managed by our team of healthcare professionals who are trained and experienced in rehabilitation medicine, which may include a rehabilitation physician; physical, occupational, speech, and recreational therapists; rehabilitation nurses, and a case coordinator.
The team meets at regular intervals to discuss each patient's progress and make necessary adjustments. The outcomes of these conferences are always shared with the patient. Patients know that each improvement they make will bring new goals for tomorrow, giving them hope for the future.
For more information about the Rehabilitation Center at Community Hospital, please call 219-836-6719.