UCHealth Rehabilitation Unit - Poudre Valley Hospital

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Our acute inpatient rehabilitation facilities are thoughtfully designed to meet the specific needs of the rehabilitation patient. The advanced technology and highly trained medical professionals available at UCHealth make the Front Range of Colorado the perfect fit for our premier inpatient rehabilitation programs.

In our state-of-the-art acute care setting, rehabilitation patients enjoy convenient access to other important clinical services on-site. Our patients have access to all the resources from the acute care hospital.

Our rapid response team of physicians, nurses and other clinicians are highly trained to diagnose and treat critical clinical issues. They bring peace of mind and prompt medical treatment not available in a free-standing rehabilitation center.

Conditions we treat

The Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility helps people who have experienced major injury or illness to regain the skills necessary for everyday life.  We care for individuals with disabilities including but not limited to:

  • Stroke
  • Neurological disorder
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputation
  • Multiple injuries due to trauma
  • Complex orthopedic conditions
  • Burn injury
  • Complex cardiac, medical, and oncologic conditions
  • Transplant care

Your team

Our multidisciplinary rehabilitation team includes top-notch professionals from many specialties, brought together to meet our patients’ needs in the most effective and seamless way possible.

The Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation team includes:

  • Physicians with board certification in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Physical, occupational, speech, music and recreation therapists
  • Registered nurses
  • Certified nursing assistants
  • Registered dietitians
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Care managers
  • Psychological & Emotional support services

Services

Every patient in our UCHealth Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility receives a comprehensive treatment plan individualized to his or her specific treatment need and ability.  Our rehabilitation team works with patients through an intensive daily therapy schedule focused on measurable improvements and the return of functions such as mobility, cognition, speech, swallowing, balance and memory.

Music Therapy (Fort Collins location)

UCHealth Acute Inpatient Rehab is the home of our internationally recognized music therapy program.  Research has shown that a specific application of music during therapeutic interventions can increase stamina and activity tolerance, while improving overall quality of movement.

Family-centered care philosophy

We recognize that families play a vital role in patient recovery.  In fact, we encourage it.  We built our facilities to make it easier for patients and their family members to be active participants of the recovery process.

We provide care based on Best Practice standards using state of the art technology.  Patients learn from interactions with each other and engagement with their family members.  Family training is an integral part of success as patients recover and prepare to transition home.

Our care management team works actively with patients and family members to prepare for the transition home.  This is a dynamic process including understanding insurance benefits, applying for community benefits, arranging outpatient therapies, and acquiring equipment to use at home.

Recovery support

Ongoing support is an essential part of your ongoing recovery.  A variety of support groups are available when you are ready to go home, including but not limited to:

  • Neurologic
  • Stroke
  • Burn
  • Brain Tumor
  • Amputee

Outpatient rehabilitation

We work collaboratively with facilities both in and outside of our UCHealth network.  Our physicians and staff have direct electronic access to the medical records of patients who have received care within the UCHealth network.  This helps ensure a smooth transition from one level of care to the next.

Our physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians direct rehabilitation care.  Primary or specialty physicians are welcome to treat their patients in the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility as a consultant.  We are committed to coordinating care with each patient’s personal physician to ensure a smooth transition at discharge.

If you require ongoing rehabilitative services, you can transition your care to one of our many outpatient rehabilitation locations where therapists will continue to assist you on your road to recovery.