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Acute Rehabilitation

Acute Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation means reshaping lives and restoring lost abilities after an illness or injury. It means treating the whole patient physically, emotionally and socially. In rehabilitation, the goal is to return patients to their optimum level of function and open the door to a better quality of life.

Acute Rehabilitation

1050 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
801-350-4066

doctor with patient

Our comprehensive rehabilitation team at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center provides individualized and goal-oriented treatment programs specifically for adults. Our focus is to help patients return home or to a lower level of care.

A study was conducted by the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association assessing the outcomes of patients treated in an inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) verses similar patients treated in a skilled nursing facility (SNF).

The results concluded that IRF patients tend to:

  • Spend fewer days in health care institutions and more days in the comfort of their own home
  •  Have fewer emergency room visits and/or re-hospitalizations visits
  •  Live a longer lifetime

What to Bring with You

  • Patients being admitted will want several changes of comfortable, loose-fitting clothing (comfortable slacks, sweatpants or a sweatsuit is recommended) undergarments and a well-fitting pair of shoes with good support.
  • Any corrective devices, such as dentures, eyeglasses and hearing aids.
  • Custom devices, such as splints or braces.
  • Personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, toothbrush, comb and deodorant.
  • A list of current medications (doses and/or prescription bottles). Please do not bring items of value

For More Information We welcome referrals from physicians, discharge planners, social workers, family members and case managers. For more information, to request an on-site evaluation of your patient, or to arrange a tour of our facility, please contact us by calling 801-350-4066.

Located on the fifth floor of Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, Acute Rehabilitation features 11 private rooms with spectacular views of the Wasatch Mountains behind Salt Lake City’s beautiful avenues neighborhood. The unit includes a state-of-the-art therapy gym and a dedicated clinical staff. Free parking with easy access to the hospital is available.


The Clinical Team

Salt Lake Regional Acute Rehabilitation is supported by Salt Lake Regional Medical Center’s many  in-house resources including:

  • Physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatrists) who coordinate every aspect of rehabilitative care, as well as specialists who provide comprehensive medical care.
  • Physical therapists with specialty training in orthopedic and neurologic conditions, who help patients regain strength, endurance, coordination, flexibility, balance and mobility, as well as orthotic/prosthetic training.
  • Occupational therapists who specialize in helping patients return to basic self-care skills and activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming, eating, meal preparation, and leisure activities.
  • Speech-Language pathologists who specialize in improving communication and cognitive skills in expression, comprehension, memory, reasoning and writing skills, as well as assist in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders.
  • Rehabilitation nurses.
  • Registered dieticians.
  • Clinical pharmacists.
  • Case management/Discharge planning

Admission

Patients can be referred from hospitals, physicians, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, long-term acute care facilities or from home. Prior to admission, a pre-admission screening will be performed and reviewed by the medical director and clinical team to determine if the patient meets the medical criteria necessary for admission. Admission requirements include:

The patient requires daily physicians’ visits to oversee the patient’s medical needs and functional care plan.

The patient requires an intensive, coordinated interdisciplinary rehabilitation program which includes the intervention of multiple therapy disciplines, traditionally three hours of therapy per day with adequate rest breaks.

The patient is expected to actively participate in, and benefit significantly from, the intensive rehabilitation therapy program by making measurable improvement within a prescribed period of time.


Common Admitting Diagnoses

  • Stroke
  • Brian injury/brain tumor
  • Major multiple trauma
  • Hip fracture
  • Hip/knee replacement BMI>59 Bilateral joints 85 years or older
  • Neurologic disorders (not an all inclusive list):
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Guillain-Barré syndrome
    •  Parkinson’s disease
    • Critical illness myopathy/polyneuropathy
    • Muscular dystrophy
    • ALS
    • Encephalopathy
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputation
  • Congenital deformity
  • Active polyarticular rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis - severe or advanced involving two or more weight-bearing joints
  • Systemic vasculidities with joint inflammation

Other conditions, defined as those diagnoses that do not fit into the above categories but still meet acute rehabilitation criteria, such as cancer, cardiac conditions, respiratory failure, pneumonia,  congestive heart failure, neuropathy and debility,  will be considered based on assessment of  rehabilitation potential.

We welcome referrals from physicians, discharge planners, social workers, family members and case managers. For more information, to request an on-site evaluation of your patient, or to arrange a tour of our facility, please contact us by calling 801-350-4066. 

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Acute Rehabilitation at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center
Rehabilitation means reshaping lives and restoring lost abilities after an illness or injury. It means treating the whole patient physically, emotionally and socially. In rehabilitation, the goal is to return patients to their optimum level of function and open the door to a better quality of life.
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Private Rooms with Spectacular Views
Located on the fifth floor of Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, Acute Rehabilitation features 11 private rooms with spectacular views of the Wasatch Mountains behind Salt Lake City’s beautiful avenues neighborhood. The unit includes a state-of-the-art therapy gym and a dedicated clinical staff. Free parking with easy access to the hospital is available.
Dr Hilmo
Dr. David Hilmo
Acute Rehab Medical Director

Our Team

David Scott Hilmo, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehababilitation