Acute Rehabilitation Unit
Daviess County Inpatient Rehabilitation
At the Acute Rehabilitation Unit, we work round-the-clock helping patients
overcome disability and regain their independence. Our rehab programs
are individualized to fit the unique needs of each patient, ensuring they
have a treatment plan that helps them make progress in the areas that
are most important to them.
You may benefit from rehabilitation services if you have been diagnosed with:
- Orthopaedic Condition
- Head Injury
- Cardiac Disease
- Pulmonary Disease
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Congenital Deformity
- Multiple Trauma
- Functional Decline
Our rehab services are fully accredited by CARF, an independent, nonprofit
accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal
outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process. We
have earned a 3-year accreditation with CARF, meaning that we passed a
rigorous peer review process that demonstrated our high standard of care,
medical expertise, and excellent patient outcomes. While staying in the
acute rehabilitation unit, you will work with a multidisciplinary team
of medical professionals who will work together to
create an optimal treatment plan.
- Rehabilitation nurses are trained to oversee your care around the clock.
They work closely with you to encourage self-care and attention to personal hygiene.
- Physical therapists work to develop your strength and mobility so you can
become as functional and independent as possible. Exercises and other
activities are designed to build confidence, strengthen muscles, and improve
endurance and coordination.
- Occupational therapists challenge you to perform the simple tasks of everyday
living — cooking, eating, dressing — through individually
designed exercises and activities and the use of specialized equipment.
- Speech pathologists provide individual therapy programs to treat memory,
language, speech, or hearing disorders that interfere with your ability
- Social workers help you and your family with discharge planning and counseling
to ensure your smooth transition from the rehabilitation unit to your home.
Your team will create a therapy schedule designed to provide an optimal
amount of exercise without putting too much strain on the body. Patients
receive a minimum of 3 hours of therapy five days a week.
The following is a typical rehabilitation schedule:
- 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. – Morning dressing and grooming in your room
- 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast in the dining room
- 9:00 a.m. – noon – Therapy sessions
- Noon – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch served in the dining room
- 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Therapy sessions
- 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Dinner served in the dining room
Our Commitment to You
It is our policy that all team members act consistently within the mission,
philosophy, and operating policies of the program. According to these
principles and policies, team members will:
- Respect the dignity of patients, family members, co-workers, clients, and
any other persons
- Provide the highest quality clinical and customer related services
- Interact fairly and honestly with the public
- Maintain professional codes and practice guidelines
Provide an accurate
account of the services and program outcomes
- Be ethical in all marketing and public relations activities
Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find answers to some frequently asked questions regarding
our rehab services.
What should I bring with me?
You will need several changes of loose-fitting street clothes suitable
for exercising and movement, a sweater or coat, night wear, personal grooming
items, and a pair of flat, rubber-soled shoes.
Will my insurance pay for rehabilitation?
Medicare, Medicaid, and many third party insurers reimburse for an inpatient rehab
program for patients with physical and functional disabilities. Experienced
staff will help the patient and family verify and obtain coverage.
How long will I need to stay in the hospital?
Many factors influence the length of stay, including severity of injury,
previous health status, and medical complications. The Rehabilitation
team will determine your estimated length of stay after they have evaluated
Can my family stay with me?
Your family can visit with you during specific hours, and they will also
be asked to spend some time with you during your therapy sessions. Family
teaching is an important part of you rehabilitation.
What will I gain from participating in this program?
At the DCH Rehabilitation Center, we are providing individualized and flexible
treatment programs designed for individuals who have been disabled by
injury or illness. Each individual referred to the program is evaluated
and a rehabilitation plan developed to help the patient develop the skills
to live as independently as possible after leaving the hospital.
Our primary mission is to focus on helping our patients to achieve the
basic skills that will allow them to return to independent living and
Can anyone who needs rehabilitation use your services?
We are unable to serve non-portable ventilator patients, dialysis patients,
or children. In these cases, we can help you by recommending alternatives.
For information, to make a referral, or to arrange a tour, please call
our program director at 812-254-8881.