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Acute Rehabilitation Unit

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.

Please call 812-254-8881 for additional information.

Acute Rehab Brochure

You may benefit from rehabilitation services if you have been diagnosed with:
  • Stroke
  • Orthopaedic Condition
  • Head Injury
  • Cardiac Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Congenital Deformity
  • Amputation
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Functional Decline

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 in the dining room
  • 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Therapy sessions
  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Dinner 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.

Jennifer N. McIntire, BSN, RN, CRRN
Director Acute Inpatient Rehab

Unit: 812-254-8881
Office: 812-257-7571
Fax: 812-257-7584

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