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Acute Rehabilitation Unit

Patient programs

Dining room program

Patients are encouraged to eat meals in the unit’s homelike dining room, where they can interact with other patients and families and still be closely monitored if they are on special precautions.

Transitional apartment

The transitional apartment is a unique feature of the St. Anthony’s Acute Rehabilitation Unit. Complete with a double bed and living room area, the transitional apartment provides a home-like setting and enables patients and families to simulate their home environment and practice skills they will need after discharge.

Family support education

Family support is an important factor in the recovery process. Periodically, caregivers will be required to attend therapy sessions with the patient to learn care routines and ways to assist the patient in self-care and mobility activities. Family members receive training in appropriate techniques to help care for patients after they leave the hospital.

Community re-entry

A patient’s rehabilitation team may recommend trips into the community to help the patient with reintegration and recreation. These supervised trips can help patients develop physical, social, and emotional skills in order to maximize their post-discharge lifestyles. While this program is voluntary, patients are urged to participate if community entry trips are recommended by the rehabilitation team.

Home evaluations

If needed, therapists are available to provide home evaluations to assess patient homes for safety and accessibility, and to provide suggestions to improve safety.

Starting NOW

This program is for stroke patients while they are in the Acute Rehabilitation Unit and their family members. During scheduled presentations on the unit, rehabilitation professionals address topics useful to stroke patients and families. St. Anthony’s case managers (social workers) can arrange for participation.

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