Acute Rehab Unit
After an injury or debilitating illness, many people require specialized treatment that will allow them to regain lost strengths or modify their lives to accommodate a new physical challenge. Claxton-Hepburn's Acute Rehab Unit can help people acquire the skills and strength to resume daily life and overcome these challenges. The unit is the only one of its kind within 50 miles of Ogdensburg.
Who and What Does the Acute Rehab Unit Treat?
Patients (18 and older) come to the rehab unit after suffering from a stroke, cardiac and major multiple trauma, brain injury or joint replacement.
Rehabilitation also helps those with:
- congenital deformities
- polyarthritis, including rheumatoid and degenerative
- neurological disorders, including multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's disease and Gullian-Barre
What Can I Expect During My Stay on the Acute Rehab Unit?
During a stay on the acute rehab unit, each patient is evaluated and a personalized treatment plan is developed. This treatment is carried out by an interdisciplinary team consisting of physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, counselors, and dietitians. The unit is conveniently located on the fourth floor of Claxton-Hepburn, which allows easy access to radiology and laboratory services.
How Do I Become a Patient of the Acute Rehab Unit?
A person can be admitted to the acute rehab unit by referrals from physicians, social workers, family members, case managers, and the patient them self. Most major medical insurance carriers as well as Medicare and Medicaid cover care provided in the acute rehab unit.
For more information about the Acute Rehab Unit contact:
Acute Rehabilitation Unit