Acute Care Rehabilitation Services
When you need rehabilitation therapy services
Prior to being admitted to Hurley Medical Center for treatment of an illness or for surgery, patients may be referred by their physicians for rehabilitation therapy services. These services may include physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech/language therapy, all of which are designed to ensure that the patient is prepared for and able to recover from the upcoming procedure, or to begin the process of returning to normal activities.
Patients referred to acute care services may be experiencing a number of symptoms or issues, including the following:
- Difficulty walking
- Impaired joint range of motion
- Decreased strength or endurance
- Balance or coordination deficits or problems
- Safety concerns
- Impaired self-care skills
- Impaired cognition or difficulty thinking clearly
- Need for supportive equipment, splints or orthotics (braces)
- Poor communication skills
- Difficulty swallowing
A complete evaluation
The therapist will conduct a complete evaluation and establish a treatment plan for the patient while an inpatient at Hurley Medical Center and after discharge. The therapist will also work with the patient’s family to develop at-home goals and exercises to help develop the ability to perform the activities of daily living.
Inpatient rehabilitation services
Following acute care services, the patient may be transferred to Hurley’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Center or receive continuing therapeutic services through one of our outpatient facilities and programs.