Acute Rehabilitation

Acute Rehabilitation Services in California

After recovering from a severe injury or illness few things are more important than returning to life outside of the hospital. If you or a loved one has survived a serious medical problem and are searching for the fastest way to return to normal life, then the acute rehabilitation services provided at Sierra Care are for you.

Comprehensive and Compassionate Care

Being admitted to Sierra Care for acute rehabilitation means having access to skilled physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapists. These professionals are supervised by experienced physicians that monitor your progress and create individualized plans for your recovery. Every patient at Sierra Care is seen as an individual that has their own goals and needs. Our compassionate therapists, physicians, and nurses will listen to you and your loved one’s goals for recovery and work towards returning you to a full and healthy life.

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    What is Acute Rehabilitation?

    Acute rehabilitation is therapies, exercises, and check-ups that are provided to patients after a sudden and severe injury. Most patients begin in an acute care hospital setting, which treats the injury and prevents any further complications or death. Following this, patients may be transferred to an acute rehabilitation facility that specializes in long-term care, physical, occupational, and/or speech therapies.

    Acute rehabilitation differs from a nursing home or subacute rehabilitation facility in several ways.

    • Acute care physical therapy is provided for multiple hours a day, several times a day. As opposed to three to four times a week in subacute rehabilitation.
    • Acute care nurses are available around the clock to care for complex medical needs.
    • Respiratory therapists are available to provide ongoing treatment for acute lung injury and acute respiratory failure.

    For more information on the differences between acute rehabilitation and subacute care, read our guide on the differences between acute and subacute care and what is involved in subacute care.

    What is Involved in Acute Rehabilitation at Sierra Care?

    Acute rehabilitation at Sierra Care includes multiple treatments from multiple specialists several times a day.

    • Up to three hours a day of therapies on the weekdays and one hour a day on the weekends.
    • Both one-on-one and group therapies and exercises
    • Strengthening exercises by physical therapists and nurses
    • Range of motion (stretching) exercises
    • Job and life skills training from occupational therapists
    • Speech therapy to assist with both speech and swallowing
    • Recreational activities to help with mental health and wellbeing
    • Breathing exercises and diaphragm strengthening by respiratory therapists. (see our guide on the respiratory system for more details).
    • Frequent assessments by medical staff to monitor your progress and goals
    • Treatment of other medical conditions and injuries by specialized physicians

    What Makes Sierra Care Special?

    Sierra Care provides a wide variety of rehabilitative services and levels of care. Our skilled and diverse staff can assist with every step of your recovery, from your time in the hospital to your return home to your daily life. Our range of services allows your care to be streamlined, avoiding many of the insurance issues, miscommunication, and disruptions that occur when you transfer between multiple facilities as you recover.

    Sierra Care is based out of beautiful and modern facilities that provide our staff with the resources and setting to make your recovery as pleasant as possible. If you or a loved one has experienced a severe injury or illness, contact us and our skilled case managers will advocate for you and your recovery at Sierra Care!

    Our Specialized and Experienced Caregivers

    Sierra Care’s Patient Care Team

    Exceptional Neurobehavioral Care

    The healthcare team at Sierra Care is comprised of only the most exceptionally well trained, highly skilled, experienced, and genuinely caring individuals — human beings with a true passion for helping their fellow human beings during a time of need, and with the skills to do it correctly.

    Unequalled Neurobehavioral Service

    Every patient at Sierra Care becomes a part of the Sierra Care family, which means not only do they receive all the needed physical care and treatments they require, but also all the love, understanding, and emotional caring that every human being needs during a challenging time.

    Subacute Level of Care

    Sierra Care’s rehabilitation and recovery process operates 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Our congregate living health facility features a team of nurses and rehabilitation therapists that is dedicated to helping patients during the in-facility rehabilitation process, as well as the process of transitioning to in-home care.