When an illness or health problem occurs, your life is challenged in new and sometimes difficult ways. At Fairview Acute Rehabilitation Center, our goal is to help you become as independent as possible so you can safely return to your home and community.
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
People who stay at Fairview Acute Rehabilitation Center often have one or more of the following conditions:
- Spinal cord injury
- Brain injury
- Multiple major traumas
- Neurological disorders
- Joint replacement surgery
- Hip fracture
- Congenital conditions, such as cerebral palsy or spina bifida
- Medically complex conditions
Our rehabilitation team includes experts with specialized training in caring for complex medical conditions. Our job is to help you return to daily activities. You and your family are the most important part of the care team. Together, we discuss you treatment goals and create a care plan that fits your needs and lifestyle.
The Firsts Steps to Recovery
Once you are settled in at Fairview Acute Rehabilitation Center, our team will meet and talk with you and your family about your hopes for returning to your daily routine, including work and leisure.
Your care plan focuses on your goals throughout your stay, such as re-learning how to climb stairs or eat. You and your family are the most important part of our team. That’s why we regularly meet with you to talk about your progress and plan for your eventual transition home.
You can expect to complete three hours of therapy each day. Physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists help you to become more independent. Your family is encouraged to participate in your therapy sessions whenever possible. Rehabilitation nurses help you work toward your goals throughout the day.
We encourage you to be up and about as much as you can during the day. This will help you return to your normal activity level.
You may move from the hospital to the Fairview Acute Rehabilitation Center when your doctor and other medical specialists decide you’re ready for a higher level of activity and self-sufficiency.
Here you will work with doctors, nurses, therapists, dietitians, social workers and other experts every day. Much of your treatment takes place in a real-life setting, focusing on tasks that will assure your safety at home. You may practice getting in and out of a car, completing simple chores, shopping in a grocery store or cooking in a kitchen.
How long will I need to stay at Fairview?
We want you to return to your home and community as soon as you can safely go back to your daily activities. Your stay at Fairview depends on your needs and we will work with you and your family to help decide when you are ready to go home. Most people stay from seven to 20 days.
Many people need the help of family and friends after they leave the hospital. We will teach them how to assist you and support your healing.
Before you leave, your care team will help you arrange for any additional care you may need. This may include outpatient therapy, home health care, equipment, adult day care, support groups or counseling. If you are not ready to go home, our social worker will talk with you and your family about your options.
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accreditation was awarded to Acute Rehabilitation Services for hospital inpatient rehabilitation programs for adults, children and adolescents as well as stroke specialty programs for adults.