Our 24-bed Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (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.

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.

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.

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

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.