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Nazareth Hospital - Acute Rehab Program

The Acute Rehab Program is housed on the 7th floor of Nazareth Hospital and offers a rehab team that is dedicated to providing you with high-quality rehabilitative services in an intimate and friendly atmosphere. This 20-bed unit delivers high patient satisfaction and excellent patient outcomes. Nationally accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), this program offers comprehensive therapy for several hours a day, seven days a week so you can maximize your recovery.

Nazareth is the two-time recipient of the Top Performing Rehab Program Award from UDS (Uniform Data Systems).

Scope of Care
For each patient, we develop a comprehensive and individualized rehab program to be carried out by care takers and therapist. This unit’s friendly atmosphere will allow you and your care takers and therapist to get to know each other on a personal level. You will feel comfortable to ask questions and give real input into your therapy plan.

To qualify for this program, a patient must have functional limitations that require this level of therapy. Areas of limitations may include:

  • Self-care skills
  • Mobility
  • Safety
  • Bowel and bladder function
  • Energy conservation
  • Pain
  • Strength
  • Cognition
  • Communication
  • Swallowing
  • Community reintegration

Discharge planning is an integral part any rehab program. Each individual’s discharge plan includes provisions for the environment they’ll enter when they leave the Unit. The majority of our patients return to community settings.

In addition, patients admitted to this program must meet specific criteria, including needing at least two of the following (physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech):

  • Require specialized Physician Management (Physiatry)
  • Require 24-hour rehabilitation nursing and supervision
  • Can participate in an intensive level of at least two therapies, three hours a day, five or more days per week
  • Have a stable discharge disposition

Patients admitted to this program typical have a variety of different diagnoses. Some of the more common are:

  • Strokes
  • Lower extremity joint replacements
  • Hip fractures and other orthopedic conditions
  • Polyarthritis
  • Neurological disorders
  • Amputations
  • Congenital deformities

Nationally Accredited
The acute rehab program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Patient Outcomes
Nazareth Hospital is pleased to share information about patient outcomes.

Contact Us
For admission information, call Erin Kelly, MSPT, MBA, at 215.828.3851, or Holly Fera, RN, at 215.335.6058.

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Inpatient Acute Rehab
215.335.6375

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