Who Do We Help?

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s (CRMC) Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) treats patients with functional deficits as a result of (but not limited to) the following:

  • Stroke (CVA)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Hip Fracture
  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Amputation
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Other Orthopedic or Neurological Disorders

The accredited 19-bed ARU provides intensive rehabilitation services to help patients attain their maximum level of independence for transition to home or a home-like enviornment.

Patient Referrals

Referral Line: (307) 757-7089

Patients can be admitted to the ARU from home, a hospital or other facilities.

To be admitted, patients must meet (at minimum) the following criteria:

  • Require medical oversight from a physician specializing in physical rehabilitation
  • Require a minimum of two types of therapy (PT, OT or ST)
  • Require 24-hour rehabilitation nursing
  • Be able to tolerate a minimum of three hours of therapy per day, five out of seven days/week

How Do We Help?

The ARU provides a supportive, caring environment in addition to highly skilled and individualized care that considers each patient’s needs.

Service includes:

  • Daily supervision by a physician specializing in physical and rehabilitative medicine
  • Rounding by a neurologist
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and language pathology
  • Social work / Case management
  • Weekly interdisciplinary team conferences
  • Leisure and recreational activities
  • Community re-entry, including home safety evaluations
  • Dietary services
  • Respiratory services
  • Wound care
  • Chaplain support
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) apartment
  • Psychology consultations
  • Specialized medical consultations and diagnostic testing
  • Laboratory and Pharmacy services
  • Weekly rounds with all members of the treatment team, patients and their support system

Discharge Planning

  • Throughout the patient’s stay in the ARU, the family and support team are encouraged to participate in the rehabilitation process and receive all education and training needed to help ensure a safe discharge to the patient’s home.
  • Case management is available for consistent discharge planning, patient / family support and help at discharge to secure needed community resources, home health services and outpatient care.
  • Home evaluations are available to help ensure a safe and smooth discharge for the patient back into the community.
  • Prior to discharge, the ARU team will help schedule required follow-up appointments and review discharge medications.

Stroke Survivors Support Group

Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month, 6-7 p.m.
CRMC- East Campus, 2600 E. 18th St., Cheyenne, WY

Stroke Awareness Community Symposium

Held annually in May
CRMC – West Campus, 214 E. 23rd St., Cheyenne, WY

Stroke Camp

Held annually in August
Allenspark, CO