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Acute Rehabilitation Unit

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 help them make progress in the areas that are most important to them.

You may benefit from rehabilitation services if you have been diagnosed with:

  • Stroke
  • Orthopaedic Condition
  • Head Injury
  • Cardiac Disease
  • Neuro Impairment
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Congenital Deformity
  • Amputation
  • 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.

What to Expect

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. Depending on the specifics of your condition, your rehab tem

  • 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 to communicate.
  • 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 your condition.

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 working environments.

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.