Acute Rehabilitation Unit
Inpatient Rehabilitation Services
Improving Mobility and Well Being
Our experienced team works with patients' unique injuries and issues to help them gain the skills they need to lead comfortable, productive lives.
Following illness or injury, patients often need continued rehabilitation services to maximize functional outcomes with the goal of returning to their prior level of function.
The Acute Rehabilitation Unit is an inpatient unit within Evangelical Community Hospital. This unit offers an interdisciplinary team approach with 24 hour nursing care, medical supervision by a physician and occupational, physical, and speech therapies to provide comprehensive care for each patient. Patients are often admitted to this unit following illness or injury, when continued rehabilitation services are needed. The goal of the unit is to maximize the patient's functional outcomes in order to return to their prior level of function.
The rehabilitation staff is highly trained to treat those patients who have had:
- A stroke or other neurological diagnoses
- Total joint replacements
- General weakness and debilitation
- Compromised cardiovascular and respiratory function
Common impairments addressed in rehabilitation are:
- Loss of mobility
- Difficulty walking
- Loss of coordination and balance
- Difficulty in everyday activities of daily living (dressing, grooming, bathing, homemaking)
- Difficulty swallowing
- Difficulty with speech and language
- Judgment difficulties
The staff will work with the patient and family in the discharge planning process. Recommendations will be made based on the patient's needs for equipment to maximize independence with mobility and activities of daily living. Other specialized services may be offered, such as a home assessment or community re-entry. These activities give the staff useful information on environmental and safety challenges the patient might face at discharge.