Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit The comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation program helps you gain your independence after a debilitating injury or illness, such as a stroke, head injury, Parkinson's disease, and others.

Your doctor may recommend short-term therapy in a Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit before you are able to return to your home. The Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit stay is a separate stay covered by Medicare and most insurance companies.

The CRU serves patients who have suffered functional loss due to a disabling illness or injury, including the following:

  • Stroke
  • Hip Fractures and Replacements 
  • Amputations 
  • Closed Head Injury 
  • Polyarthritis 
  • Congenital Deformities 
  • Multiple Trauma 
  • Brain Injury 
  • Spinal Cord Injury 
  • Orthopedic Impairments 
  • Multiple Sclerosis 
  • Muscular Dystrophy 
  • Parkinson's Disease

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit Admission Criteria

  • Physical impairment limits functional activity
  • Assistance is required in activities of daily living, energy conservation, use of adaptive equipment, mobility, application of safety techniques, and cognitive functioning 
  • Disability is of recent onset or recent progression 
  • Intensive rehabilitation services are required and patient has not been previously exposed to rehabilitation or there has been a significant change in the patient's condition 
  • Evidence exists of potential for functional gain resulting from a program of intensified rehabilitation 
  • The patient is medically stable and requires 24 hour rehabilitation nursing care 
  • There has been a referral to the rehabilitation program from a physician or case manager 
  • The patient has been screened and approved for admission via the pre-admission screen process 
  • The patient can benefit from rehabilitation services
  • And/or the patient has one of the following functional impairments:
    • decreased mobility 
    • decreased self-care skills
    • decreased problem solving ability 
    • decreased cognitive ability 
    • loss of bowel and bladder control
  • The patient must be able to tolerate 3 hours of therapy; patients can be admitted for a 3 to 10 day evaluation of rehab potential
  • The patient requires at least two therapies (typically PT and OT)

For more information concerning Duncan Regional Hospital's Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit please call 580-251-8100, their fax number is 580-251-8106.