If someone in your family has a major illness or trauma, you donít want them sent far away from home for rehabilitation.
Patients with a variety of conditions, including hip fracture, joint replacement, stroke, Parkinsonís disease, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions, can benefit from acute rehab.
The support of a family helps healing. Thatís where the Todd-Aikens Acute Rehab Care Center comes in. Our center helps a patient return to their highest level of function, while allowing most patients to return to their homes with family assistance, rather than sending them to an assisted living or nursing home facility. To allow this, the rehab unit offers 24-hour nursing care with close medical supervision, and the patient will receive at least three hours of therapy (physical, occupational, and/or speech) each day.
The average stay in an acute rehab unit ranges from 10 to 14 days, and physicians can admit patients from settings outside the hospital - home, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home. Patients in a skilled nursing facility require a three-day hospital stay prior to admission, and can have lengthier stays resulting in a permanent nursing home placement.
Some patients may need to leave Johnson County for advanced care early on in their rehabilitation, but with the services offered at the Todd-Aikens Acute Rehab Care Center, they can come closer to home to receive much of the care they will need.
The Todd-Aikens Acute Rehab Care Center is located at 1125 W. Jefferson on the second floor of the Johnson Memorial Hospital campus. For more information, please call us at 317-736-2645.