What Is Acute Rehabilitation?
Acute rehabilitation describes the services delivered to elderly individuals who need intensive, and often multi-disciplinary, rehabilitation after an illness, injury, or surgery. Patients in need of acute rehabilitation include those who have suffered a medical incident such as a stroke or heart attack, those who suffer from a debilitating disease, and those who have traumatic injuries or surgeries, such as an amputation.
Patients will receive specialized medical care and close monitoring, with a significant portion of time dedicated to therapy, including physical, speech, and occupational therapy as needed. In addition, they will receive support with the activities of daily living, such as personal care and dressing.
The goal of acute rehabilitation is to help the patient’s condition improve in a specific amount of time. This includes both their medical condition and their ability to function safely on their own.