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Acute inpatient rehabilitation helps restore mental and physical function immediately after a neurological event such as neurosurgery or stroke. Acute rehabilitation differs from long-term rehabilitation in that it usually involves an entire team of highly skilled health care professionals and is very intensive and doctor-supervised.
In Las Vegas and Henderson, NV, acute inpatient rehabilitation helps people recover from sudden or unexpected symptoms of neurological conditions. Find a Doctor online, call (725) 726-2000, or visit www.dignityhealthrehab.com to learn more about the inpatient rehabilitation programs at Dignity Health Rehabilitation Hospital.
Specialists Who Provide Inpatient Neurological Rehabilitation
Your acute inpatient rehabilitation team consists of health care professionals who can best meet your individual needs. It may include:
- Case managers
- Social workers
- Registered dietitians
- Speech, physical, and occupational therapists
- Physicians, including neurosurgeons, neurologists, physiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, and others
Why Do People Need Acute Neurological Rehabilitation?
The effects of stroke can be disabling. Many people need specialized care to help them achieve a high quality of life and regain independence. After the stroke care team stops further brain damage by treating the initial event, intensive therapy helps restore thinking, muscle function, and sociability. For instance, many people need therapy after a stroke to be able to dress themselves again.
Stroke isn't the only reason people need neurological rehabilitation. The specialized services provided by the acute inpatient rehab team can benefit patients recovering from:
- Traumatic brain injury or other brain trauma
- Brain surgery
- Vascular emergencies including subdural hematoma, a collection of blood below the membrane (dura) that covers the brain
- Meningitis and other infections of the nervous system or brain
Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation at the Dignity Health Rehabilitation Hospital
Acute rehabilitation can involve several hours of activities over the course of a day. For example, a single day may include:
- A speech therapy session
- Multiple physical therapy sessions
- A visit with a nutrition counselor
Acute rehabilitation can take days or weeks, depending on the underlying neurological condition. If extended therapy is necessary, the treatment may include transfer to a specialized program. Acute rehabilitation ends when the person has regained enough function to go home. Your doctors will set goals and measure your improvement over time. Some people may need ongoing therapy to regain independence and get back to a good quality of life.
Because someone in acute inpatient rehab may be gone from their room much of the day, the best time to visit may be in the evening.
Dignity Health Rehabilitation Hospital provides neuro rehabilitation, including acute inpatient rehabilitation, in Henderson, NV.