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Acute Rehabilitation

Acute inpatient rehabilitation is a specialized form of medical care that provides intensive therapy and medical management to help individuals recover from a severe injury or illness, such as a stroke, brain injury, or spinal cord injury.
The primary goal of acute inpatient rehab is to help patients regain as much function and independence as possible, while also managing any medical complications and preparing for a safe transition to your home.  For example, if you have stairs to get into your front door, you will work with the therapists to be strong enough to climb up those stairs.

The specific goals of acute inpatient rehab will vary depending on the individual's condition, but may include improving mobility, strength, coordination, and balance; managing pain and other symptoms; developing adaptive strategies for activities of daily living such as transfers from wheelchair to the toilet;  and preparing for a safe return to your life as it was prior to the illness
The length of stay in acute inpatient rehab will depend on a variety of factors, including the severity of the individual's condition, the progress made during therapy, and the availability of community resources and support. On average, a typical stay in acute inpatient rehab may range from a few weeks to several months. The exact length of stay will be determined by the healthcare team, based on the individual's unique needs and goals.

Patients in Acute Rehab generally participate in 3 hours a day of directed therapy. 
Acute inpatient rehabilitation is often apart of the hospital.  The Case Manager will help coordination to a rehab if it is determined that it is needed by the inpatient PT and OT team.
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