Inpatient stroke rehabilitation program in Denver

Many stroke survivors face the challenge of regaining both cognitive and physical skills—skills that were automatic or easy before their stroke—after their stroke. Whether you need to regain your speech or relearn motor skills, Swedish Medical Center’s acute rehabilitation center offers individualized treatment programs to match the needs of our patients. Named a “Top Performer” by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR), Swedish’s program is in the top 10% of all UDSMR subscribers.

Acute rehabilitation is an advanced form of care that aggressively helps patients progress toward their recovery after a serious injury. Our acute rehabilitation services include:

  • Continuum of care for trauma, neurological and other patients
  • 20-bed acute care rehabilitation unit
  • Team approach to help patients reach their maximum level of functioning and independence
  • Interdisciplinary care that includes nursing as well as occupational, physical and speech and language therapies
  • Physiatrists (doctors who specialize in rehabilitation)

Our goal is to help you regain function and confidence to return to your normal life as soon as possible. Our rehabilitation specialists focus on:

  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Communication and swallowing function
  • Mobility
  • Self-care
  • Tone management
  • Strength and endurance training
  • Emotional support and well-being
  • Community re-entry

Stroke rehabilitation services

Inpatient rehabilitation services are an integral part of the comprehensive stroke center. Within our facility, patients have immediate access to stroke specialists, therapists and technologies.

Fullest possible recovery from a stroke may take many months. Families are encouraged to attend treatment sessions so that they may learn to care for, support and encourage the patient on his or her path to healing. Patients and family members/caregivers may be scheduled for at least three hours of training prior to discharge to properly learn how to administer care at home.

Care for complex orthopedic trauma, spine injury and surgical patients  

Focusing on acute and chronic conditions, we provide a level of care that builds independence. For patients we treat with orthopedic and spinal conditions, we place major emphasis on:

  • Independent mobility or developing wheelchair skills
  • Assessing needs for adaptive equipment
  • Prosthetic and orthotic training
  • Increasing physical strength and endurance
  • Education to prevent secondary complications
  • Comprehensive rehabilitation approach for patients with Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis