About the Unit
The Acute Inpatient Rehab Unit (IRU) moved from the Faxton campus to the new Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services in February 2013.
The 24-bed IRU has 10 private rooms and 7 semi-private rooms, all of which have large, handicap-accessible bathrooms. The unit features a transitional living center that simulates typical household activities. Patients also have exclusive use of a dining room and rehabilitation gym, which creates greater opportunities for socialization – an important aspect of recovery. There is also a sun porch area for socializing with family and other visitors, and an open patio area that can be used weather permitting.
Common Conditions that Benefit from Rehabilitation
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord dysfunction
- Neurological diseases (Parkinson’s, exacerbation of -MS, Guillain-Barre, etc.)
- Complicated orthopedic conditions
- Multiple traumas
- Hip fractures
- Post cardiac pulmonary surgery
- Generalized weakness and/or other conditions
Your Rehabilitation Team
The IRU takes a comprehensive medical approach to your care, designed to get you home sooner. This interdisciplinary team includes:
- Attending physician
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Discharge Planning
- Speech/Language Pathology
- Therapeutic Recreation
Only CARF-accredited IRU between Schenectady and Rochester
In recognition of the quality services and programs provided to IRU patients, our Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit was re-accredited for a three-year period in 2017 by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Organizations receiving three-year terms of accreditation have voluntarily participated in a rigorous peer review process and demonstrated to a team of on-site surveyors a commitment to CARF’s accreditation conditions and standards.
Who qualifies for the acute inpatient rehabilitation program?
- Patients should be medically stable and have recovered from the acute phase of their illness or injury. Patients need to require close medical supervision and 24-hour rehabilitative nursing.
- Patients must be able to participate in a minimum of three hours of therapy at least five days a week. Patients should have the ability to learn new activities, build upon this learning and benefit from the program.
- Patients need to require two forms of therapy, which includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, and/or speech therapy.
- Patients and/or families need to identify a discharge plan.
- Patients and family must be expected to participate with the team in the rehabilitation plan.
- We cannot treat those dependent on a ventilator, those who have aggressive behavioral problems, are comatose, or are under the age of 18 years old.
Our rehabilitation team understands that support from your family and friends is a necessary part of your recovery. We welcome visitors from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day with extended times on a case-by-case basis; however, your attendance at scheduled therapy sessions must be a priority.