Acute Rehabilitation - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Acute Rehabilitation

While you’re in the hospital for an injury or illness, we start you on the road to recovery. Our goal is to help you take care of yourself when you return home.

See the Acute Rehabilitation fact sheet.

Personalized Care to Help You Recover

The Acute Rehabilitation Center (ARC) at PIH Health helps you get back to the life you love as quickly and safely as possible. Our comprehensive program treats you as a whole person—with dignity, respect and compassion. We care about your body, mind, emotions, family, friends, work and leisure activities.

Our medical team comes together from many specialties to give you the best possible care. You’re always treated by licensed professionals who create a recovery plan just for you. We also encourage family members, friends and other caregivers to join your care team. And we follow your progress after you return home.

Conditions We Treat

You may benefit from rehabilitation if you have a major injury, surgery or a serious illness like:

  • Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Systemic lupus erythematosus
    • Polymyositis
    • Juvenile chronic polyarthritis
  • Heart attack or other heart conditions
  • Congenital deformity
  • Nerve and brain (neurologic) conditions
  • Major multiple trauma
  • Brain injury (traumatic or non-traumatic)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Hip fracture
  • Hand injury
  • Amputation
  • Stroke (brain attack)
  • Joint replacement

Acute Rehabilitation Services at PIH Health

Your personal goals drive your therapy program. You may receive physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT) and/or speech therapy (ST). And you may benefit from:

  • Rehabilitation nursing services available 24/7
  • Swallowing evaluation and retraining by licensed speech professionals
  • Nutrition counseling by licensed dietitians
  • Breathing assessment by our respiratory therapist
  • Pain management services
  • Prosthetics, orthotics, assistive equipment
  • Visits, when possible, from our volunteer pet therapists, musicians and artists
  • Family and caregiver education and training to support your safe return home
  • Nurse case managers and licensed social workers to guide decision making
  • Information and resources to help you plan for a successful life at home
  • Weekly medical team conferences with you and your family to keep your recovery plan on track

We can also arrange for home healthcare services, help you learn how to take care of yourself when you’re at home and teach your loved ones how they can support your recovery.

Support for Loved Ones & Caregivers

Friends, family and caregivers are always encouraged to be part of your rehabilitation team. Services they may enjoy include:

  • Forget Me Not Gift Shop – Purchase gifts and order flowers for ARC patients
  • Free WiFi – Check email or get online while visiting loved ones in the ARC unit

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