The Phelps Health Acute Rehabilitation Unit offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services to adults with medical conditions that produce a loss of function in mobility, cognition or communication. Through the help of skilled professionals, patients are able to relearn previous skills and develop new skills.
The Phelps Health Acute Rehabilitation Unit team recognizes the importance of privacy and independence for patients. Most of the 30 rooms on the floor are private patient rooms, and a transitional living mini-suite is available to help accommodate patients who are almost ready to go home. The mini-suite resembles a home environment with a private room, bathroom, small kitchen and living room to ease the transition from inpatient care to home. Living in the transitional living mini-suite for a few days helps build a patient’s confidence before returning home and is a good final indicator that he or she is ready to go home.
The Acute Rehabilitation Unit also is known as the “Mildred K. Rauth Rehabilitation Center," named after Mildred Rauth, a pioneering businesswoman who owned and operated several movie theaters in the area in the 1940s and 1950s. Rauth, who passed away in 1974, had named Phelps Health to receive the remainder of her estate. The Phelps Health Foundation received a donation of $525,000 from her estate. Those funds were used for the renovation and expansion of the Acute Rehabilitation Unit.
Why Choose Phelps Health?
- Our care providers are specially trained in rehabilitation and physical medicine and direct the medical treatment and rehabilitation program for each patient.
- Our rehabilitation nurses are specially trained to monitor individual care around-the-clock and help to encourage self-care and attention to personal hygiene.
- Our physical therapists develop treatment plans that promote strength and mobility. Special exercises and other activities are designed to build confidence, strengthen muscles and improve endurance and coordination.
- Our occupational therapists challenge patients to perform the simple tasks of everyday living -- cooking, eating and getting dressed -- through individually designed exercises, activities and the use of specialized equipment.
- Our speech pathologists provide individual therapy programs to treat memory, language, speech or hearing disorders that interfere with the ability to communicate.
- Brain injury
- Guillain Barre
- Hip fracture
- Joint replacement*
- Medically complex patients
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Multiple traumas
- Neuropathy and myopathy
- Parkinson’s disease
- Progressive neurological disorders
- Spinal cord injury
*Additional criteria apply
Inpatient Services Provided as Needed
- Behavioral health services
- Dietary services
- Durable medical equipment
- Medical consultations
- Occupational therapy
- Orthotic and prosthetic consultations
- Physical therapy
- Recreational therapy
- Rehabilitation medicine
- Rehabilitation nursing
- Renal dialysis
- Respiratory services
- Social work/case management
- Speech and language pathology
- Wound care
Patients can be admitted to the Phelps Health Acute Rehabilitation Unit from home, the hospital or any other type of facility without a three-day acute hospital stay. For more information about inpatient rehabilitation care, please contact us at (573) 458-7885.