Acute Rehabilitation Unit
Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital is a CARF-Accredited For it's Adult Inpatient Rehabilitation Program
Physicians, nurses and therapists work collaboratively in this 21-bed unit to provide interdisciplinary care. Services include multiple levels of inpatient care and rehabilitation; an intensive therapy program; physical, occupational and speech therapy; integrated, interdisciplinary team approach; family-centered philosophy; and individualized, face-to-face pre-screening of all patients.
The IU Health Acute Rehab Unit in Bloomington focuses on helping patients regain quality of life following a neurological condition or injury, or orthopedic surgery or injury. Patients will work with a team of nurses, physicians, and therapists throughout their stay. An intensive three-hour per day therapy program is a staple in each patient’s rehabilitation routine. Patients work with their clinical team in a dedicated nursing unit, gym, and dining area.
Ismailu Abgaje, MD is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and provides care to those staying in the IU Health Acute Rehab Unit. He is available on the Acute Rehab Unit Monday through Friday and rounds on his patients a minimum of three days per week.
Not only does the Unit’s clinical team strive to provide quality care while patients are in the hospital, but it also works to ensure their transition out of the unit is positive. The social workers and case manager on the team work with each patient during the discharge process, whether the patient is going home or is transitioning to a skilled nursing or long-term care facility, to answer questions, help make arrangements, and explain the patient’s condition and any ongoing therapy or medications.
Who is Treated on the Acute Rehabilitation Unit?
Patients are appropriate for acute rehabilitation if they require:
- 24-hour physician availability
- 24-hour rehabilitation nursing
- An intensive level of therapy
- An interdisciplinary approach
- Multiple therapy disciplines (PT, OT, Speech)
- Have the ability to participate in at least three hours of therapy five days a week.
In addition, patients must exhibit medical stability, sufficient mental alertness, the potential for significant improvement in a reasonable period of time, and evidence of potential for functional gain resulting from intensive rehabilitation.
Disclosure Statement 2011
Acute Rehabilitation Unit Outcomes
Jan 2011 – Dec 2011
Total patients served: 472
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*includes pain, cardiac, pulmonary, burns, amputation and general debilitation.
Patients under the age of 18 are not admitted to this facility. Unfortunately, ventilator-dependent patients, brain injury patients with a Ranchos level 4 or lower, severe burn patients, or patients with active TB requiring respiratory isolation are not admitted to the Acute Rehabilitation Unit at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. If the unit’s services are not able to meet the needs of a referred patient, appropriate recommendations for alternate services will be provided.
For More Information
Please contact Acute Rehab Unit Program Director Marsha Howell at 812.353.9946, or Admissions Manager Amber Keen at 812.353.9954.