We care for individuals with conditions resulting from:
- Complex joint replacements, including bilateral knee and hip replacements
- Debilitating rheumatoid arthritis
- Guillaine-Barré syndrome
- Hip fractures
- Major multiple trauma
- Medical complexity
- Multiple sclerosis
- Neurological conditions
- Parkinson's disease
There are many benefits to choosing PMC's Acute Rehabilitation:
Located in a leading acute care hospital
Our Acute Rehabilitation is located on the fourth floor of Princeton Medical Center, a leading teaching hospital and state-designated Primary Stroke Center. In a state-of-the-art acute care setting, patients have convenient access to other important clinical services on site. These include 24/7 respiratory therapy and a rapid response team of physicians, nurses and other clinicians who have been specially trained to diagnose and treat emerging and acute clinical issues. There is a physician on site 24/7 who can respond to your needs.
Should you require emergent acute hospitalization, you are already in the facility that you need, instead of waiting for an ambulance to pick you up and transport you across town.
The Acute Rehabilitation at PMC has earned three-year accreditation from CARF International, the premier accrediting agency for rehabilitation programs nationwide, following a rigorous on-site survey that evaluates every aspect of the unit's operations.
PMC's Acute Rehabilitation is one of only 10 inpatient hospital programs in New Jersey to hold that distinction.
Active and Involved Medical Leadership
The Acute Rehabilitation unit is led by physicians who are board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
These specialists will customize your rehabilitation program in collaboration with our interdisciplinary rehabilitation team and your primary physician or board certified internist/hospitalist.
Each patient in the Acute Rehabilitation unit receives preadmission screening, a personal evaluation and a comprehensive treatment plan. Treatment goals are focused on measurable improvements and the return of vital functions, such as balance, mobility, cognition, speech and memory. The length of stay depends on patient’s diagnosis, functional ability and safety issues. The typical stay in an inpatient rehabilitation facility ranges from 7 to 21 days.
Patients receive care in a therapy gym and practice life skills in a variety of home-like and public settings, including a fully equipped private apartment that simulates the home. There is also an emphasis on patient education as an important component of care.
The unit’s location within the hospital ensures full access to high-quality medical care 24 hours a day, including radiology, pharmacy, lab and dialysis services.