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Acute rehabilitation center

Acute rehabilitation centerCommunity Westview Hospital's Acute Rehabilitation Center is a Medicare-certified facility with an emphasis on assisting our patients so they can reach their highest level of functional independence. We offer comprehensive, 24-hour inpatient rehabilitation in a 12-bed dedicated rehab unit for patients who demonstrate impairment in activities of daily living (ADL) skills, mobility, self-care and communication, together with medical complexity. Our center and programs are specially designed to meet the needs of our patients and their families. The information below will provide you and your family with an overview of our nursing care and rehabilitative therapies.

Our philosophy

Our philosophy of care is focused on preventive medicine, healthy lifestyles, treating the root cause of illness, and caring for the whole person.

Restoring your body, mind and spirit after a serious illness or injury is a great challenge. The process of recovering from traumatic injury, illness or disability can be long and challenging. We are here to help you overcome these challenges and reach your rehabilitative goals.

Community Westview Hospital’s Acute Rehabilitation Center provides each patient with three or more hours of individual therapy (no less than five times per week) in a facility of all private rooms, a comfortable activities area and dayroom, with access to a beautiful outdoor rehab courtyard. We provide physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapy programs and an on-site hemodialysis inpatient unit.

Our rehab team

Acute rehab teamOur rehabilitation team consists of licensed nurses and licensed physical, occupational, speech-language and recreational therapists, and licensed social workers – all with rehab experience and skills. Our center is under the medical direction of a physiatrist, a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Our goal is to help each patient achieve the highest degree of independence possible.

Should you require immediate medical attention during your stay, Community Westview Hospital is directly connected to our Center - with access to 24/7 emergency services, hospital medical and surgical services, and a medical staff consisting of multiple specialties.

Our goal is to help our patients rehabilitate, restore and start living

Rehab therapy goals include independenceThe goal of our rehab team is to help you become as strong and independent as possible, while reaching your fullest potential. We attain this goal by providing optimum care, strategies, motivation and the encouragement you and your caretakers need for you to be as self-sufficient as possible. Using input from the entire rehab team, as well as from you and your family, a plan of care is developed that is specifically tailored to meet you rehabilitative needs – for you go rehabilitate, restore and start living.

Acute rehabilitation criteria

Patients may be referred to our center from any setting - a hospital, home, or extended care facility.  The referral or request to assess for inpatient rehab must be made by a physician. Once the order for your rehab assessment or screening is made, the case manager at the hospital or extended care facility where you are staying will contact the referral coordinator at Community Westview Hospital’s Acute Rehabilitation Center. A representative from our facility will visit you and evaluate your medical condition, ability to perform certain physical activities, your endurance and your plans would be after discharge following our center. Based on this information, we will be able to determine if our center is the best choice for your rehabilitative care.

If you are at home and your physician feels you are a candidate for our center, you or a family member may contact us to schedule a home visit and evaluation.

Requirements for admission

To be eligible for admission, you must:

  • Have a physician’s order to be evaluated for a rehab program
  • Require two or more different therapies
  • Be able to tolerate three or more hours of rehab therapy services no less than five days a week
  • Have the potential to improve function
  • Have a plan to discharge into a family situation (such as home), or one that offers supervision or help with care if needed such as an assisted living environment.

You and your family members are also critical members of this team. We believe that patient and family education as well as training is key to rehabilitation success.  Family conferences provide an opportunity to review the medical history, evaluation results, short and long-term goals, progress and discharge planning.

Length of stay and discharge

Depending on the injury or illness, the average length of stay is 7 to 21 days.  Medicare covers most stays as long as you have a “qualifying diagnosis”, (a diagnosis approved by Medicare). The number of days is influenced by your insurance company, your individual needs, the advice of your physician and input from the therapy team. Input from you and your support person also help determine your discharge date. Some Medicare and insurance companies may require co-pay. This means that they will pay a percentage of the stay and you are responsible for the remainder. You will be advised of the co-pay before admission.

Your length of stay will be influenced by your own individual needs, progress toward goals and insurance approval. The advice of your physician and the various departments involved in your care, along with input from you and your support persons will help determine your discharge date.

  • You will be discharged on the written order of a physician.
  • You and your family members(s) will have plenty of notice in order to make arrangements.
  • Representatives from therapy, nursing, dietary and social services will work together to educate you about how to continue the things you have learned in therapy, how to follow your diet and how to take your medications or perform any treatments that may be necessary.
  • Any outpatient therapies, home health care and equipment needs, as well as follow-up doctor visits, will be arranged before you leave.

Other services provided

  • 24/7 nursing care by experienced staff24/7 Nursing Care by Experienced Staff
  • 24/7 Physician Availability
  • All Private Rooms
  • Assistance in Obtaining Home Equipment
  • Assistance with Community Services
  • Caregiver and Family Education
  • Discharge Planning
  • Immediate Hospital Access
  • Nutritional Counseling & Education
  • On-site Dialysis
  • Psychology Services
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Work/Case Management Services
  • Therapeutic Home Assessments

Rehabilitation therapies

Physical therapy: The therapist and patient set goals leading toward improvement in strength, endurance, mobility and self-confidence.

Occupational therapy: OT helps functionally link together the activities of daily living learned through the rehabilitation process.

Speech & language therapy: Provides treatment for patients with language, voice and swallowing disorders, as well as memory and “thinking” disorders, which can affect one’s ability to function independently.

Recreational therapy: Recreational therapists lead activities and crafts used to help redevelop and refine skills.

Renal care: Our nephrologists offer diagnosis and treatment for renal diseases including acute renal failure (kidney failure), fluid and electrolyte abnormalities, acid-base abnormalities, hypertension (benign and malignant), gout, nephrotic syndrome, evaluation of renal stones (kidney stones), evaluation of hyponatremia, hyperkalemia, hypercalcemia and related topics.

Hemodialysis: Our center offers people living with kidney failure a convenient treatment option without having to leave our facility. Kidney failure is increasing nationally at a rate of 10 percent to 12 percent each year. In fact, more than 230,000 Americans undergo dialysis each year. Hemodialysis is used to clean the body’s waste products from the blood after the kidneys have failed. The blood travels through tubes to a dialyzer, a machine that removes wastes and extra fluid. The cleaned blood then goes back into the body.

Our values

Our values are safety, service and quality teamwork.

Contact us

For more information on our center and services, please call (317) 920-3010.


Community Westview Hospital’s Acute Rehabilitation Center is accessed through the entrance on the northeast side of the hospital. The Community Westview Hospital campus is located just off I-65 and the 38th Street exit.

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