Acute Rehabilitation Unit

Intensive inpatient rehab for patients of a life changing illness, surgery or injury.

Acute Rehabilitation Unit

Admission is appropriate for life changing events or diagnoses like these:

  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputation
  • Major multiple trauma
  • Femur fracture (hip fracture)
  • Neurological disorders
  • Brain injury
  • Other diagnoses if they have medical necessity and functional deficits

Every patient on our unit has a private room to recover in an intimate and peaceful environment. Our goal is to assist each patient to become as independent as possible so they may return home and re-enter the community.

About Us

Johnson Memorial Acute Rehab Unit (formerly Todd-Aikens Rehab Unit) is located on the second floor of Johnson Memorial Hospital. The patient's care and experience are the top priorities of the rehabilitation team. Patients are provided individualized care, given personal attention and have consistent caregivers. The unit offers spacious private rooms and has a total of 11 beds.

Commitment to Excellence

Our staff takes great pride in helping patients regain their mobility, independence and quality of life. We strive to care for each patient as though they are family. Our customer satisfaction scores reflect this attitude and over 97% say they are satisfied with their care. Our team works with each individual and family to create personal goals.

A Supportive and Coordinated Program

Our unit is under direct supervision of a medical director who is a physiatrist. Our rehabilitation team consists of nurses, patient care technicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, therapy technicians and social workers. Our rehab team's goal is to provide patients with a supportive and coordinated program designed to maximize their level of function and independence.

To Be Eligible for Admission, You Must:

  • Require 24 hour nursing care and on-call physician services
  • Require two or more different therapies
  • Tolerate at least three hours of therapy services daily, no less than five days a week
  • Have the potential to improve function

Additional Services Provided to Assist Our Patients

  • Computer based therapy activities
  • Therapeutic use of Wii, video games
  • Home safety assessments
  • Vital Stim therapy (for swallow treatment)
  • Caregiver and family education
  • Fully-equipped kitchen to practice skills
  • Nutrition and dietary services
  • Stroke Support Group
  • Blood work and IV services
  • Biodex balance system

Planning for Discharge

Individual care plans are created and followed to help facilitate the best recovery possible. Progress is carefully monitored by the rehab team in order to determine the best time for the patient to be discharged from the rehab unit. Care plan meetings are held weekly to discuss:

  • Progress toward goals
  • Safe return to the community
  • Coordination of home services or outpatient therapy services that might be needed
  • Possible government and financial assistance
  • Medical equipment needs

Stroke Support Group

Individuals who have experienced a stroke and their caregivers are invited to attend our monthly Stroke Support Group meetings. The meeting is held on the Acute Rehab Unit the first Thursday of every month from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Attendees will enjoy a special presentation and a variety activities to help in the stroke recovery journey. Light refreshments will be served. If you have questions, please contact Liz Yingling at (317) 736-3511.

Our Medical Director

Virgilio Chan M.D, Medical Director of ARU, specializes in the rehabilitation of patients with orthopedic issues and neurological conditions such as strokes. Dr. Chan is readily available to discuss each patients care with them and their family. 

Connect With Us

If you have questions or would like to tour the Acute Rehab Unit at Johnson Memorial Hospital, please contact us by phone or complete the form below. A member of our ARU team will contact you within one business day.

Contact the Johnson Memorial Health Acute Rehab Unit if you have any questions or to schedule a tour at 317.736.3211 or 317.736.2646.