Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation

Whether you’re recovering from a stroke, illness, surgery (i.e. spinal, hip, knee) or injury, Lawrence + Memorial’s Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit can help get you home faster.

Our program offers skilled 24-hour nursing care. Our goal is to help every patient to reach an optimum level of functioning following a serious injury or illness.

Acute vs. Subacute Care

Hospitals provide acute care, which involves high-level intensive medical treatment and round-the-clock observation. Acute care actively addresses life-threatening or limb-threatening conditions until the patient can be safely treated with a lower level of attention, called subacute care.

Acute inpatient rehabilitation takes place in a hospital and is more specialized and comprehensive than subacute rehabilitation services offered in nursing facilities. In the acute inpatient rehabilitation setting, a patient is expected to make significant functional gains and medical improvement within a reasonable period of time, based on the severity of their condition. Subacute rehabilitation is less intense than acute rehabilitation.

We offer comprehensive, acute rehabilitation

Selecting the right rehabilitation provider is a critical factor in recovery. At L+M’s Acute Inpatient Rehab Unit we provide a medically-based and clinically-focused program to meet your rehabilitation needs. The result can be a shorter hospital stay and better recovery outcomes. You will be seen daily by a physiatrist, a doctor who specializes in rehabilitation medicine. A physiatrist is available 24/7. You can expect to receive a minimum of 15 hours per week of therapy, which will include daily physical, occupational or speech therapy.

We are equipped and staffed to treat patients who have experienced an array of conditions requiring specialized and intensive rehabilitation, including:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Neurological conditions
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Orthopedic
  • Spinal surgery
  • Debilitation
  • Lower extremity amputation

Support when you leave

When our patients are ready for outpatient services, we can help coordinate a seamless transition to our outpatient rehabilitation services, with facilities conveniently located in East Lyme, Groton and Waterford.

Your care team will develop a plan to make your transition back to home as smooth as possible. We will arrange for medical equipment or home-care services, as needed.

Why choose Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation at Lawrence + Memorial?

  • Your clinical team develops an individualized care plan for you.
  • One-on-one intensive therapy 3 hours daily, for 5-7 days a week.
  • Physiatrists see patients daily and are on call 24/7.
  • Language translation services are free to caregivers and visitors.
  • The 16-bed unit is staffed by L+M Hospital physicians and rehabilitation nurses.
  • Because the unit is located within L+M Hospital, patients also have access to the complete spectrum of healthcare services.
  • L+M Hospital has the only acute rehabilitation facility in the region that is accredited by CARF as a Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (CIIRP).

Your rehabilitation care team

Within 72 hours of admittance, our interdisciplinary care team meets with you and your family or designated caregiver. Together we focus on your individual needs with the goal of restoring you to your maximum level of functioning. As the patient, you are the most important member of this team, which includes:

  • Physiatrist (physician specializing in physical and rehabilitative medicine)
  • Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses (CRRNs)
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist (CTRS)
  • Social Worker
  • Psychologist
  • Nutritionist
  • Admissions Coordinator
  • Discharge Coordinator
  • Support services as needed
    • Nurse case management
    • Neuropsychological services

Is acute inpatient rehabilitation right for you?

There are a few patient prerequisites for admission:

  • 18 or older and not in school
  • Medically stable
  • Require 24-hour rehabilitative nursing care
  • Need close supervision of a physiatrist
  • Able to tolerate a minimum of 3 hours of intensive therapy a day, 5 days/week
  • Have rehabilitation potential and the motivation to participate
  • Have a viable discharge plan

For more information, please call the Admissions Coordinator at 860-912-9512.