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Comprehensive Integrated Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation

    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

    • Stroke
    • Brain injury
    • Spinal cord dysfunction
    • Neurological diseases (Parkinson’s, exacerbation of -MS, Guillain-Barre, etc.)
    • Amputations
    • 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:

    • Physiatrist
    • Attending physician
    • Nursing 
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Discharge Planning
    • Speech/Language Pathology
    • Psychology
    • Therapeutic Recreation
    • Dietitian
    • Neuropsychology

    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.

    Visiting Hours

    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.