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Acute Rehabilitation Unit
The Acute Rehabilitation Unit is a specialized area offering high-intensity inpatient rehabilitation care. The unit has 32 private rooms on the fifth floor of Loyola Hospital. Each room has a wheelchair-accessible bathroom and is designed especially for rehabilitation patients. Your doctor will refer you to the unit if you meet specific requirements for intense rehabilitation therapy. You qualify if you:
- Need two of three types of therapy: physical, occupational and speech
- Need 24-hour physician and nursing services
- Are able to participate in three hours of therapy per day.
Your acute rehab team is led by a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician and may include a registered nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech/language pathologist, recreational therapist, social worker, dietitian, neuropsychologist, patient-care rehab technician and others.
Your treatment is designed to help you move toward the goals of gaining independence and leaving the hospital. During rehab, it is very important for you to understand what to expect as a patient.
You will find your rehab team encouraging and supportive. The staff is dedicated to making your stay as pleasant as possible. They expect you, as a patient, to be focused on your goals, attend all therapy sessions and practice your therapy exercises and activities with the nursing staff. Typically, the shortest length of stay is five days, and the longest is about 30 days. The average length of stay is 12 days.
We treat patients in need of general rehabilitation or who are recovering from a wide range of conditions, including:
- Neurological diseases and brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Orthopaedic injuries
- Heart surgery, including LVAD recipients
Some patients we treat face a complication from a medical procedure or a long hospital stay.
Patients in Loyola's Rehabilitation Unit benefit from specialized, certified care that is proven to produce more favorable results than most acute rehab units. You can choose Loyola with confidence. You can also learn more about our patient care outcomes.