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Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation

Individuals disabled by an illness or injury often face difficult challenges and major lifestyle changes.

Positive outcomes from an injury, illness or a planned surgical procedure can be achieved with Allen Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation. We will work to provide an individualized treatment and multidisciplinary approach toward achieving your rehabilitation goals.

Our rehabilitation services involve one-to-one meetings and treatment sessions with a team of experts that may include physical, occupational, speech-language pathologists; rehabilitation nurses, social workers, dietitians, orthotists, and physicians. Our therapies and activities are geared toward building the skills needed for everyday life. Because the focus is on wellness, the atmosphere of the Rehab Unit may seem quite different from other hospital units. Patients have more responsibility for directing or performing their own care which helps them prepare for independent living.

Our patients require early, intensive therapies for optimal recovery and can include those with stroke, orthopedic rehab needs, brain injury, neurological disorders, amputations and major multiple trauma.

A physician referral is required. A complimentary pre-admission screening is conducted for each referral. This referral will determine if the patient's condition may benefit from our rehab program.

Our comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation unit is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Founded in 1966, CARF establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. a CARF accredited organization certifies through a rigorous peer review process, and demonstrates that its programs and services are of the highest quality.

Our Patients

People with common conditions benefit from Acute Inpatient Rehab. Conditions may include:

  • Balance and coordination impairments
  • Weakness or limited motion in arms, legs or trunk
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Inability to move in bed or from one place to another
  • Inability to perform activities of daily living such as eating, grooming, dressing, bathing and homemaking
  • Cognitive/perceptual deficits or speech-language problems in conjunction with a physical limitation
  • Inability to work or function in the community due to a physical impairment

The patient must:

  • Require active intervention of two therapeutic regimens (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, or prosthetics/orthotics training); one of which must be physical or occupational therapy
  • At the time of admission, require an intensive therapy program consisting of 3 hours of therapy per day at least five days per week
  • Require daily physician supervision
  • Require an interdisciplinary team approach, including nursing care and therapeutic care 

We are successful in helping people with a variety of functional needs to relearn old skills that have been hindered, as well as learn new adaptive techniques. Allen Acute Inpatient Rehab is covered by Medicare and most major insurance carriers.

What We Do

Our inpatient rehab program features a comprehensive approach based on the needs of each patient. It will provide you with the opportunity to become stronger and more independent in caring for yourself before going home.

Bi-weekly team conferences are held to review your rehab progress and discuss discharge goals/plans.

Patient/family conferences are held during your stay to discuss continued rehab and equipment needs after discharge to address family and caregiver concerns and questions.

Family/caregiver training will be arranged with the lead therapists before you are discharged. This helps ensure those who will be caring for you at home are well educated in the techniques and adaptations you may need.

Other services include

  • Comprehensive evaluation to set realistic goals
  • Daily supervision by Farid Manshadi, MD, the rehab unit's medical director
  • Around-the-clock rehabilitative nursing care
  • Physical therapy focused on restoring function; increasing coordination, stability, strength and endurance; and pain management
  • Occupational therapy to help patients regain their daily functional and self-care skills
  • Speech therapy for evaluation and treatment of speech-language, cognitive and swallowing disorders
  • Patient education
  • Psychological counseling
  • Pastoral services
  • Discharge planning that may include a home evaluation

Outcomes